The animals’ desire to overthrow a man and gain freedom lead by the opinion that "Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever. Man is the only creature that consumes without producing." (Orwell 1945:2) tricked them into idealistic concept of equality, believed in due to the ignorance of many of the farm inhabitants. Orwell satirizes the system of communism built on the belief that the autocracy is necessary until the superior beings take over the control, in this case the pigs.
“Four legs good, two legs better!...” (page 134). In the novel, Napoleon does win, just like in the Russian Revolution how Stalin won. In the end, Napoleon even changed the name back to its original name, Manor farm. “... To the prosperity of The Manor Farm!”
Boxer was the first animal to wake up and the last animal to sleep. He worked day and night restlessly under the guidance of Napoleon. He was the greatest supporter of animal farm and Animalism, the ideology that runs the animal farm. However, he had to sacrifice his own animal right for the sake of animal farm and the better life of all of us. Also, he was loyal retainer of Napoleon.
Therefore, as time goes on, he is changing drastically because he “rarely appeared in public, but spent all his time in the farmhouse, which was guarded at each door by fierce-looking dogs. When he did emerge, it was in a ceremonial manner, with an escort of six dogs who closely surrounded him and growled if anyone came too near. Frequently he did not even appear on Sunday mornings, but issued his orders through one of the other pigs, usually Squealer” (24). This shows that he is more like the old farm, Mr. Johns, because he is making the animals do more work than himself. Moreover, this shows that he is
In the novel, Animal Farm, the pigs are substandard examples of good leaders because they are self-serving hypocrites. This is an allegorical story to what happened in the Russian Revolution. Napoleon, the main leader of the farm, represents Stalin, the leader of Russia in the revolution. They were both corrupt leaders that manipulated their own people. For example, Napoleon brainwash the animals into thinking he is always right.
How Does Napoleon Stay In Power? Like the Russians wanted to overthrow Stalin, the animals wanted to overthrow Jones. In the book Animal Farm, Napoleon the pig wanted to gain power over the farm he lived on, Manor Farm. But, the farm was controlled by the malicious Mr. Jones.
Animal Farm by George Orwell is a novel that represents the flaws in equality. Orwell expresses that no matter the distances that people travel, equality amongst all people will never be achieved. The Russian Revolution was caused by Karl Marx’s ideas about equality in Russia. Karl Marx is portrayed through Old Major in Animal Farm. Once the people won the Russian Revolution they went forward with Marx’s ideas and entitled it Communism.
In a essence Napoleon the pig becomes the persona of “Someone to believe in,” for the animals. After Snowball was chased out, Napoleon most importantly and the pigs become the guidance for the animals lives. “Napoleon is always right”(Orwell 70), said by Boxer the horse, expresses his strong belief in his intelligence and guidance. The more and more, the story progresses, the more religion takes the role of keeping the animals organized and in harmony of the pig’s leadership and system. Although, “The Seven Commandments” start to change, the animals chose to keep following them.
(48). Though the innocent animals are manipulated by their government, they dispel their own doubts, as it is easier to just believe what they are told than to try and understand Squealer’s random facts and figures. Napoleon, the unfair leader, shares Joseph Stalin’s corrupted character and leadership techniques. This clever pig even trained dogs to stand as his police force, much like Stalin’s Secret
This helps Napoleon to stay in power because the animals are thinking if they listen to him then Jones will not come back. The animals are scared of Jones because he was not feeding them so they really don’t want him to come back. That is how Napoleon cast fear over the animals so he can stay in power. When Napoleon from Orwell's Animal Farm uses ideology, propaganda, and fear, he will stay in control for a very long time. When he is in control, the animal's don’t want to become the enemy because he has more power than them, so he will start to control all the
In George Orwell's Animal Farm, Napoleon, a pig leader that represents Stalin from the Russian Revolution plays a big role in the book as the pig leaders are a superior group among the population of Animal Farm. In the story Napoleon is representing Stalin in Animal Farm as the main leader after Mr.Jones is ran out of the farm and Old Major died, resembling how Stalin took over rising to power in Russia. Napoleon started as a seemingly good leader but that soon changed… Napoleon, just like Stalin started to have problems with citizens of their own community and tried to hurt people and take things away. Both leaders can be shown using their superiority and power to their advantage to get everything they wanted and felt was necessary.
The seeds of totalitarianism can be in even the most idealistic societies, and brutality can be found in the makeup of some of the most preeminent leaders. Throughout history, dictators have rose to command and ruled with an iron fist. Those driven by their insatiable hunger for absolute power employ oppressive tactics in order to consolidate power. A period in which totalitarian dictatorship was prominent was the Russian Revolution. In Animal Farm, an allegorical novel over the Russian Revolution, Joseph Stalin is effectively portrayed by the character Napoleon as a ruthless dictator who wielded immense political power; the two leaders are distinguished for their oppressive political tyranny as well as their attempts to achieve social and
Revolutions will fail because they result only in a change of tyrants. Just as Orwell said in his great allegory, Animal Farm. Napoleon, who portrays Stalin, turns into Mr. Jones when he gained more power. He takes over Animal Farm, after Old Major dies. The animals rebel against the humans and he proclaims that he will make Animal Farm a place where every animal is equal, they get to keep all the food they make, and all animals live in harmony.