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Animal Farm: How Does Napoleon Stay in Charge? George Orwell’s Animal Farm, is an allegory to the Russian Revolution and Joseph Stalin. An allegory is a story, painting, or sculpture with a hidden meaning. (Animal Farm Background Essay) Jones the farmer was the animal’s “leader” on Manor farm until the revolution came and Napoleon the pig took control, he renamed the farm “Animal Farm”, he gets help ruling Animal Farm with another pig; Squealer. The animals did not like being ruled by humans so they started a revolution and kicked all of the humans out. Napoleon wanted to change the farm and make it a better place but he abused the power that was given to him, and formed a dictatorship. There is also a pig named Snowball that wanted to rule …show more content…

The animals made seven commandments that were; “1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. 3. No animal shall wear clothes. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed. 5. No animal shall drink alcohol. 6. No animal shall kill any other animal. 7. All animals are equal” (Doc A excerpt 1, Animal Farm Chapters 2-3). Snowball narrowed the commandments down to“four legs good, two legs bad”, which means that all of the animals are equal and friends, and all of the humans are enemies to the animals. Overtime Napoleon changes these commandments, for example he changed it to “four legs good, two legs better!”(Doc. A excerpt 3, Animal Farm Chapter 10), instead of “four legs good, two legs bad”. He also renamed the farm, Manor Farm; the original name. In the beginning all of the animals wanted to be free from the humans, but the the pigs slowly started morphing to human ways. Eventually they changed the seventh commandment to “ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS”(Doc A excerpt 3, Animal Farm Chapter 10), instead of the original “All animals are equal.”(Doc A excerpt 1, Animal Farm Chapters 2-3). The pigs made it seem like they were always right and that they were making things better than when Jones was the owner of the farm, even though they were just making it worse. The leaders came up with the saying, “Napoleon is always right”, to make the animals …show more content…

Propaganda is the manipulation of facts and feelings to influence public opinion. Napoleon used propaganda to make him seem like the best leader. After Snowball left the farm, Napoleon made it seem like he was working for Jones. He would blame all of the accidents that happened on the farm on Snowball. He says that Snowball is a “criminal” and that in the Battle of Cowshed he did not fight against the humans, but with them. The animals did not remember this, they thought that Snowball fought brave against the humans. Napoleon uses this to make him seem like he is going to be a better leader than Snowball would have been if he did not leave the farm. Napoleon also has the animals call him “Our leader comrade Napoleon”, to make him seem like a good

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