Orwells techniques used in the passage, from the book Animal Farm, convey the farmers irritation towards the animals spontaneous actions, yet fear for what might be coming towards them. In the selected passage, the animals on Animal Farm had already revolted against Mr. Jones; the other farmers are secretly worried about their own animals revolting against them. Animal Farm has created a theme song for their freedom and is attempting to circulate it from the farm to other animals and farms around the country, trying to persuade them to revolt as well. The reader feels little sympathy for Mr. Jones and the other farmers because they were the ones that beat and starved the animals to the extent for them to revolt or think about rebelling.
The third-person point of view connects the reader to multiple peoples thoughts and emotions. All the farmers had heard the revolution song the animals sung, named The Beasts of England, and pretended to think it merely ridiculous; however, they could not contain their rage when they listened to it. The humans were disgusted with the animals outbreaks and thought they would surely demolish themselves with no human leader. But Animal Farm seemed to thrive instead of fall and the circulating song was all around the farmers, haunting them with the images of their own animals revolting. All the humans secretly trembledwhen listening to that song and pretended to laugh and scorn the idea of animals managing a farm for themselves. The humans were frightened by the thought that the animals could actually succeed at running the farm but hid it from their exterior emotions. They were just nervous, thinking that if this farm could rebel, so could their own farm. The reader understands the humans concerns towards the topic.
The authors use of detail supplies the reader with a well described image of the actions of the characters and descriptions of the certain farmers. The humans made up stories they knew were never true, for example they said the animals were rapidly starving and practiced cannibalism, tortured one another with red-hot horseshoes, and had their females in common. The farmers said these awful things to keep the thought out of their mind that a wonderful farm could exist without their presence. They thought that it is what they deserved for rebelling against Nature; man should rule over animals. Even Mr. Fredrick, a tough, shrewd man, perpetually involved in lawsuits, and Mr. Pilkington, an easy-going, gentleman farmer who spent most of his time fishing or hunting, knew these ridiculous stories were merely rumors. The farmers were not ignorant; they just pretending to believe the stories because the more they said it would happen, the likelier, to them at least, it would happen. The humans actions evoke feelings of fear and longing for the fiction.
The authors use of diction heightens the power and emotion behind the stories and the mens thoughts on the rebellion. The farmers hoped the animals on Animal Farm were rapidly dying off because the farmers could not tolerate the animals savage ways. The animals on all farms, because of Animal Farm, were lashing out at the humans; disobeying the laws of Nature. The humans wanted life back the way it used to be, and, it seemed to them, the only way to do this was to have the revolted animals killed or returned to being a slave to a human owner. However, the farmers pretended to laugh it off; they were really anxious and frightened on the inside. The humans were afraid their own personal animals would hear the revolution song and get the idea to rebel against them. They never would show their feelings, but on the inside they were completely and totally nervous and full of fear. The word choice the author uses conveys a feeling of irritation the farmers feel towards the animals actions and fear of what might be coming soon to them.
The humans are anticipating what their fate awaits after the revolution with Animal Farm occurred. They are wondering whether their own farm will rebel against them. The farmers are irritated with the fact that the animals revolted against what was already right and fearful that Mr. Jones fate will soon be their own. The author uses point of view, detail and diction to bring the reader into the story and describe the scene and actions.