Animal Farm

What is ironic?

Napoleon stated that the dream of "stalls with electric light and hot and cold water...were no longer talked about. Napoleon denounced such ideas as contrary to the spirit of Animalism The truest happiness, he said , lay in working hard and living fruaglly."

Chapter 8 Page 88

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Ironically, Napoleon statement reflects the fact that everything they fought for was meaningless; the propaganda they had spread served its purpose and the animals were too foolish or unintelligent to figure it out. It was a forgotten dream replaced by what were always his real intentions.