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What is an example of propaganda in chapter 5 of Animal Farm?

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In chapter 5, there is an example of propaganda relating to Snowball. Three weeks after Napoleon violently expels Snowball from the farm, Squealer tells the animals that Napoleon was never really against the building of the windmill. Moreover, he says that the plans for the windmill were never even created by Snowball. Snowball had, in fact, stolen the plans from among Napoleon's paperwork.

The purpose of this propaganda is to blacken Snowball's reputation while simultaneously raising Napoleon's prestige. By making it look as though Snowball had lied about his support for the windmill, Napoleon ensures that the animals side with him and believe that...

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