Animal Roles In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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“If you are without an enemy in the world, you may be a lamb or an ass, but you are not a man” (O’Malley 680). In George Orwell’s Animal Farm starts out on a farm called Manor Farm owned by a farmer named Mr. Jones. An elder pig named Major brings all the animal together into the barn for a meeting to tell about a dream he had about the animals rebelling against the farmers and taking the land back for themselves. Which shortly after Major died, the animals overthrew the farmer, Mr. Jones. The animals took over and continuing to be in charge of the farm under the leadership of two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon. Soon after the pigs decided to take leadership of the animals, the two pigs in charge, Snowball and Napoleon, started to fight for…show more content…
A variation of this was repeatedly mention throughout the novel any time one of the animals question what the pigs were doing. This was animal’s first act of making a common enemy for most of the animals. Throughout the last half of the novel Napoleon repeatedly used Snowball as a scapegoat. Every time a mistake was made or something went wrong, Napoleon somehow made it seem like it was Snowball’s fault. One reason why Napoleon uses Snowball as a scapegoat and makes him an enemy of the other animals is to give most of the animal a common enemy. With this common enemy, Napoleon uses him to make the animals believe that only under his leadership the enemy can be defeated. Also, in some societies the leader makes an enemy for the society, so that the leader will have an excuse to take what he wants from the people. Just like in the novel, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, takes food from his people to keep for himself and his army. As he does this he, the excuse is made for the country that their army needs the food whenever the United States decide to invade North Korea
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