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Diana LazaroMs.Johnson English Period 19 January 2017                                                 Lies in Animal Farm                    Many people tell white lies here and there to try and avoid hurting people’s feelings or sometimes you tell a little white lie and to cover that lie you tell another lie. Would you rather know the truth and be hurt or be blinded and believe the lies people tell you? Consider, for instance, in the book Animal Farm written by George Orwell, Napoleon, the main antagonist of Animal Farm is leader to the farm and is to be obeyed. He lies to make everyone think he is doing it for the good cause of protecting Animal Farm, so Jones does not come back and torture the animals, which is exactly what Napoleon does.          In the book, George Orwell portrayed Napoleon’s lies  through the character named Squealer. Squealer, a pig is like a speak person for Napoleon when the animals on the farm do not believe him. For instance, when Napoleon lies to everyone about how the pigs need mostly the milk and apples even though they do not like apples and milk. “You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself… it for the well-being of pigs. We are the brain workers”(Orwell ). While, Napoleon gave his speech about not liking apples and why they need the apples, all the animals believe it because Squealer was there to back him up and since Napoleon used science to back up his argument everyone believed him. As a result, Napoleon used lies  to manipulate the animals to thinking that it is necessary for the pigs to eat the apples and milk.            Another form of lies used was when they made the first original commandments, and later started manipulating them to what Napoleon wanted because Napoleon had broken almost all of the commandments. When the Revolution started the sixth and the seventh commandment had been broken because it had originally stated, ” No animal should be killed by any other animal” and ” All animals are equal ” (Orwell ). In order to make the animals believe that the animals had to be killed because of being traitors, the rule had been changed to “No animal shall be killed by any other animal without cause” (Orwell ). The pigs changed the seven commandments, the animals did not think badly of Napoleon’s use of lies.          There are many people out their who lie for many different reasons, some for the better and some for the worst. Overall, in the book Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, Orwell shows us how Napoleon used lies to make everyone believe in him and to shows that he was such a caring person, when in reality he did all these horrible things like kill people. Last but not least, lies are told all around us to protect us or sometimes we know the truth and it is just easier to believe the lie than the truth. Would you rather know the truth and be hurt or be blinded by the lies you are told?          

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