Animal Farm: How Does Napoleon Stay in charge? Power is used in multiple different ways, in this case it was not used in a positive way. Animals on Animal Farm had wanted to be free from their owner, farmer Jones. The pig, Napoleon, comes to power as a dictator since the pigs are more intellectual than the other animals. Napoleon stayed in power by using the methods of Animalism, Fear, and Propaganda.
In animal farm napoleon gained power through intimidation. First of all boxer passed it off as usual with “napoleon is always right.” Orwell 79 the pigs had barely moved into the farm house some of the animals were disturbed when they heard that the pigs not only took their meals in the kitchen and used the drawing room as the recreation room, but also slept in the beds. Therefore napoleon gained power
When somebody receives incredible power, they also receive a large burden of responsibility. Some people, such as Napoleon, disregard these responsibilities and become corrupt. In reality, we have seen this in leaders such as Stalin, who became corrupt once into power. In “Animal Farm”, Napoleon, a totalitarian pig, is a great example of how too much power is equal to corruption. Throughout the story, Napoleon becomes more and more corrupt.
In the book Animal Farm, the animals live and act like people in today's society. Orwell accomplished what he wanted after writing this book Stalin was a cruel individual and had powered other people to act like him. Just like Napoleon did with the nine dog, the sheep, and these animals particularly where Napoleon followers. Boxer was the opposite of them he was the people that know one cared about and who would work and fight till his death, like he did in the
Being ignorant can lead to oppression because smart people can use the ignorance against others. Animal Farm by George Orwell teaches a lesson in which animals that are kept from knowledge by the pigs. Since the animals were unable to understand most written materials, they believe that the pigs would help lead them to achieve an improved life. Animal Farm is an allegory of the Russian Revolution and of North Korea. In the Russian Revolution, the oppressed were the working class.
It was assumed the animals with wisdom would govern the farm as shown, "... the pigs, who were manifestly cleverer than the other animals, should decide all questions of farm policy." (ch.5 pg.47) It all clearly points to the fact that all animals (and humans) have different strengths and different jobs and that they are not equal. This is also the case because some of the animals capabilities elevated their status within their society. This inequality sometimes helped the farm by providing a firm government but often lead to harsh mistreatment of many of the animals. The only reason animals often listened to the leader was because he had ferocious dogs protected him and in certain cases he used that power to protect his own interests.
We all know that one government and ruler that abuses their power; Kim Jung Un and Kim Jung Il with North Korea. Just like in the real world, Napoleon the pig from Animal Farm by George Orwell is that one ruler who made everything fall to pieces when he became the farm’s new leader. With the abuse of power in the book, George Orwell proves that the damage has caused more bad than it does good for everyone involved within the situation. Taking power with force is dangerous because it can result in death and harm to others. Napoleon did this using his nine dogs that he trained.
As a reader the mood comes across very negative. Both Napoleon and Big Brother control the animals like dictators and do not give them much freedom whatsoever. Both the animals and the citizens from these two stories are hopeless and powerless compared to their leaders. In Animal Farm, Napoleon did not care for the other animals needs, he secretly took the milk for the dogs he was raising. “Never mind the milk, comrades!” cried Napoleon, placing himself in front of the buckets.
Napoleon carries the same characteristics and intentions as Stalin, which is power. Napoleon is often compared to Jones as Stalin is to Czar. These characters often use fear to control their community as Stalin and czar did. George Orwell portrays this parody through comparison of Napoleon and Mr. Jones as he shows at the end of the book, “ The creatures looked outside from pig to man, and man to pig , and pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which.”(95). This quote compares the pigs, lead by Napoleon, to humans who believe in one controlling superpower who Mr. Jones shares characteristics with.
Napoleon mislead and misinformed the animals, under his power. The animals had their own opinions and beliefs but weren’t educated enough to propose them. The farm came to know that “some animals are more equal than others”(134), their last state was as bad as their first. Napoleon formed an alliance with the human enemy to establish his personal dictatorship, the ruling of the pigs became more and more indistinguishable from their human neighbors. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to tell which was which” (141) Orwell’s message again, is that history can repeat itself, we must be careful and prevent that from happening, or we could end up in same situation as before, like the animals