Animal Farm: Propaganda


Chapter 7 begins with a cold winter. It’s really bad.  Food is supplies are low:

Witness:

Notice the key sentence: “It was vitally necessary to conceal this fact from the outside world.” Answer: (20 pts)

  • Why was it necessary to ‘conceal’ this fact?
  • Wasn’t one of the promises to the animals that things would be BETTER for the animals with Jones gone? Explain the situation please.

Reading: Chapter VII

The power of Rhetoric and its use in Propaganda:

  • Please explain how Bernays was able to get a nation with millions of women to make smoking “acceptable”. Is there a parallel to Animal Farm? (10 points)

The 3 questions today will be graded as homework, as we’ll be discussing concepts in class and reading.

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