Squealer in Animal Farm

Still of Squealer the pig, from the 1954 film
Squealer is Napoleon's spokeperson

Squealer is another of the three most important pigs. Like Snowball he is clever and a good speaker and he is excellent at persuading the other animals. He ends up being Napoleon's spokesperson - he delivers his orders, explains his choices and tells lies to support Napoleon.

He delivers propaganda to the other animals. It is also hinted that he reports back to Napoleon about what the other animals say.

How is Squealer like this?Evidence from the textAnalysis
PersuasiveOrwell suggests that Squealer is persuasive through the description of his appearance and actions.The others said of Squealer that he could turn black into white.This description suggests that Squealer is capable of persuading anyone of anything, a skill Napoleon puts to good use.
DeceptiveSquealer is deceptive when he explains to the other animals why Napoleon changed his mind about the windmill. On one hand Squealer supports Napoleon’s plans to build the windmill but criticises the same suggestion from Snowball."Suppose you had decided to follow Snowball with his moonshine of windmills - Snowball, who, as we now know, was no better than a criminal?"Squealer describes the idea of a windmill as 'moonshine' – a word that suggests the idea was fantasy. However Napoleon still decides to build one. Describing Snowball as a ‘criminal’ is also deceptive as the animals still remember when he fought bravely at the Battle of the Cowshed.