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Squealer and The Propaganda Department of Stalin

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Squealer and The Propaganda Department of Stalin
By: Andrew, Muireall, Kiyana, Nikki, Katherine

Soviet Union propaganda shows images of happy people to make Russians think that they are happy too.
Things are better than they actually are
Always happy people shown
Kids always look well fed
Have nice clothes
Showing that Stalin is providing
Animal Farm- Squealer telling animals that things are better now than with Mr. Jones
Squealer and Stalin give false statistics to inspire hope
Squealer tells animals that there is more food than there actually is
Stalin shows images of healthy Russians
Stalin tells Russians rations are normal
Russian people are really starving
Conditions was better in Czar's time
Stalin targets children in his propaganda
Most propaganda has children in it
Stalin wants kids to accept communism so he can continue his rule into next generations
Squealer tells animals young pigs are being educated
Napoleon is really teaching corrupt Animalism
Illiterate Russians/Animals
After Bolshevik revolution, most Russians were illiterate
Powerful images were enough to convince people
Most animals cannot read
Rely on Squealer as main source of info
Squealer can make animals believe what ever he wants
Squealer/ Stalin propaganda twist events
Napoleon and Stalin are always good guys in propaganda
Stalin scares Russians into staying
Giving bad images of world outside Russia
Squealer tells about Pinchfield
Flogging horses to death
Starving cows
Killed dog by throwing into furnace
Not true- propaganda
Propaganda affects Animal Farm , as they use many tactics similar to those that Stalin used as Propaganda.
Rewriting history- battle of cowshed
Squealer tells animals Napoleon was heroic
awards himself medals
Pravda influences beliefs of People
Pravda -Russian Newspaper meaning "truth" (Hyde "The Pravda")
Stalin spreading lies that he passed off as the truth
Squealer brainwashes animals into thinking lies are real
"When Squealer described the scene so graphically, it seemed that the animals did remember it" (Orwell 38).
Animals always believe Squealer
Russians always believe Pravda
Not intelligent enough to know difference
Squealer connects to propaganda through Lies
Rewriting history
Change reality to make leaders look better
Trickery- using images and false info. to make animals and people remember the past differently
George Orwell uses Squealer in the novella
Animal Farm
to reflect propaganda in the Soviet Union by convincing others that lies are reality.

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(Brander 171)
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