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In George Orwell's novel Animal Farm, how is propaganda used? What are some examples of how Squealer uses propaganda?

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Squealer is a loyal supporter of Napoleon and a silver-tongued politician, who uses propaganda to manipulate and control the animals on the farm. As minister of propaganda and second-in-command, Squealer utilizes various techniques to influence the animals into accepting and supporting Napoleon's oppressive policies. Squealer utilizes name-calling propaganda to depict Snowball in a negative light, which contrasts with Napoleon's portrayal as their courageous, honest leader. Squealer refers to Snowball as a "traitor" and "criminal," who is dedicated to the demise of Animal Farm. Squealer also utilizes bandwagon propaganda by instructing the sheep to bleat "Four legs good, two legs bad," which interrupts the animals' thoughts and allows him to avoid logical arguments. Squealer also employs the plain folks propaganda technique by continually referring to the animals as comrades, which makes him seem like he is on their side and in their favor.

Squealer also utilizes testimonial propaganda by...

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