English Literature: Animal Farm Theme - Propaganda

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What is propaganda?
When an individual or group spreads information to make themselves look good. Often the information is exaggerated or made up.
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Why does Napoleon use propaganda?
To gain power and keep control.
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Explain the use of propaganda is Squealer's speeches.
He speaks "so persuasively" that the animals accept his words. He takes them aside and convinces the the pigs' actions are good - this makes them believe him.
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How do the pigs keep the animals loyal? What does this mean they forget and are less likely to do?
The pigs' spread stories about how cruelly animals are treated on other farms. This means the animals forget their farm's own problems and are less likely to rebel against their masters.
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Complete the sentence: _______ spread __________ to make themselves look ______.
Dictators spread propaganda to make themselves look better.
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What happens because the pigs' propaganda is so powerful?
The animals believe it and spread it.
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Give three examples of the animals spreading the pigs' propaganda.
Boxer unwittingly when he says "Napoleon is always right", The Pigeons spread messages like "Death to Humanity" and "Death to Fredrick" and the sheep by drowning out Napoleon's opposition and by chanting "Four legs good, Two legs bad"
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What are the animals doing by spreading propaganda themselves?
Sealing their own fate - they've become part of Napoleon's regime.
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Why does Boxer unwittingly spread propaganda?
Because of his lack in education - he doesn't realise he's been brainwashed.
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What is Squealer doing by telling the animals Snowball is the real enemy?
He is uniting them against snowball and making them think that the other pigs are on their side.
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What do the other pigs use Snowball as? Explain.
A scapegoat and blame him for everything - "Whenever anything went wrong it became usual to attribute to Snowball."
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Complete the sentence: Even the animals' _________ of ________ aren't enough to stop them believing ________'s ____
Even the animals' memories of Snowball aren't enough to stop them believing Squealer's lies.
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What is held weekly on the farm? Why?
A parade - so Napoleon can show off his power and support.
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What happens when anything good happens?
Napoleon takes credit for it.
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Give two examples of Napoleon taking credit for something good that has happened.
He claims the windmill was his idea, and the hens are brainwashed into giving him credit for how many eggs they've laid.
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Why does Napoleon use propaganda?

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To gain power and keep control.

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Explain the use of propaganda is Squealer's speeches.

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How do the pigs keep the animals loyal? What does this mean they forget and are less likely to do?

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Complete the sentence: _______ spread __________ to make themselves look ______.

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