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. These three reasons are why animals were too scared to overthrow him and to be free from his rule.
Napoleon is smart—smart enough not to play much of a role in the initial rebellion. It's only after the animals have rebelled that he takes a leadership role. When we meet Napoleon, we learn that he is "a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar … not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his way" (Chapter 2 page 2). In other words, despite being his silence, he gets what he wants.
In the satiric novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, the character Napoleon represents a dictator in society, who turns a self-governed and unbiased farm into his own. Napoleon initially unifies with the rest of the animal’s, but soon decides to take matters into his own hands and disposes of Snowball and his proposals towards the farm. He takes advantage of the vulnerable animals so he can become in command. Napoleon is clever, brutal, and dictatorial to the animals. Napoleon made a substantial impact on the way the animals reacted to their new hardships.
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. “Throughout the spring and summer they worked a sixty-hour week, and in August Napoleon announced that there would be work on Sunday afternoons as well. This work
Lord Acton, the British historian, once said, “All power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, the character Napoleon puts himself in charge. But, not only that he allows another pig, Squealer, to do his dirty work. And also uses dogs to chase his enemy, Snowball, away . In which leads to other animals not knowing that the farm is being ran the same way as when under Mr. Jones, the old farmer 's, control. But in the end the pigs and humans not only look alike but, also sound alike. Napoleon uses three different tactics to seize and control, but also maintain the farm those tactics are propaganda, loyalty of the farm, and fear.
In Animal farm, Napoleon displays absolute power corrupt unquestionably by changing the commandments, satisfy himself, and by betraying his most faithful worker, Boxer. Napoleon changed use his power to gain more “power” aka a more higher status. He changed the law just so he could get drunk. The worst he had ever done was to betray his best worker for a couple of bottles. Napoleon is not a good leader. The absolute power had corrupted him to the point every action he does is to benefit himself.
Furthermore, Napoleon gives the other animals the impression he was the sole leader of the rebellion on Animal farm and makes Snowball -a leader who wanted what was best for the animals- seem like an enemy who was in cahoots with Farmer Jones since long before the animals took over the farm. Napoleon and Squealer (another “fat cat” pig.) always put the blame on Snowball whenever something went wrong in the farm to avoid having the blame fall on them. Napoleon is an exemplary example of just how selfish and hypocritical people can be in furthering their own aims because he continued to subtly but purposely change the seven rules put in place as the pillars of animalism. For example, Napoleon and the other pigs move into Farmer Jones’s house and sleep in his bed after commanding “No animal shall sleep in a bed”, so he changes the commandment to read “no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets”.
Trying to gain freedom on the farm, the animals obtain a leader, Napoleon, who is much more harsh and stern than the former farm owner, Mr. Jones, has ever been. Symbolizing a ruler from the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, Napoleon brings the farm into a hole, they have a hard time getting out of. Napoleon kills various animals, and has also broken the Seven commandments the animals promise to abide by. In the beginning, the farm was run by Mr. Jones, who is later overpowered by the animals on the farm. To gain power, Napoleon starts to earn their trust by making it seem as if he is a trustworthy comrade. Napoleon took over vigorously and starts to abuse his power. In Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, Napoleon changes Animal Farm the most
In the book, Animal Farm, the author uses the pig, Napoleon, to represent a dictator who uses his amount of power uncontrollably. From the beginning of the book, Napoleon’s desire for power turned into
There are many instances of symbolism in Animal Farm. One important symbol is Napoleon. He is a controlling, authoritative, and manipulative leader, like a dictator. Napoleon represents an absolute ruler. It is obvious to see Napoleon as a dictator when viewing the farm’s government as a tyranny. He is the main symbol of authoritarianism in the novel.
The animals start recognizing Napoleon for any good achievement done that day. For example, one of the hens recognizes Napoleon for just one stroke of good fortune. “Under the leadership of our Leader Comrade Napoleon, I have laid five eggs in six days…”(78). These poor animals are tricked into thinking that everything good that happens is due to “Comrade Napoleon's Leadership”. Every quote we see is a deeper level of corruption in Napoleon, and now, his influence on the farm is tearing what the revolution was all about. Freedom and prosperity, but instead, has now become “ Napoleon is always
At the start Napoleon and the other pigs strongly believed that all animals were equal and had the right to live in a place that took care of their well being. The first thing they established in the farm was the system of Animalism, which stated that all animals were equal and that they should all share responsibilities and rewards of the farm. As a result, they established the seven commandments, which stated some rules for the farm, some of those rules were, “Whatever upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings in a friend and no animal shall wear clothes or sleep on beds” (Orwell 43.) They were also able to have plenty of food and great havestes, the following quote actually tells us, the result of this, “Nobody stole, nobody grumbled over his rations, the quarreling and biting jealousy which had been normal features
The greed of power will always blind the leader’s judgment. Napoleon was not excluded in this matter as he often takes advantages knowing that the animals cannot read or write. Although there are many examples to support this fact, but one stands out the most, Boxer’s ending. As can be seen throughout the story, Boxer is the one who worked hard for that farm’s welfare from the beginning to the end. His never-failing cry of ‘I will work harder’ often inspired the rest of animals to work hard despite facing failures such as destruction of the windmill for the second time. He worked hard until the day he falls due to lung failure. Instead of treating him, Napoleon sent Boxer to horse slaughter house and lied to the animals that Boxer died in the hospital and even ended his speech with a reminder of Boxer’s two favourite maxims, ’I will work harder’ and’ Comrade Napoleon is always right’. This is what happens to the most faithful animal in the Animal Farm due to Napoleon’s cool-blooded judgment as he could not have any form of benefits from dying Boxer. In the end, the name ‘Animal Farm’ was abolished and changed to ‘Manor Farm’, the original name by Napoleon. Napoleon and his pigs also join arms with the humans who were believed to be the animal’s enemy in the beginning by Old Major and the
As Napoleon represents Joseph Stalin and Snowball, Leon Trotsky, it is natural that these two pigs have different personalities. Napoleon is a more fierce-looking character than Snowball, who is known to get his own way. Snowball, in the other hand, is more vivacious and talkative than Napoleon. These two pigs have different views over the Seven Commandments and how other animals should be governed and treated. Besides their differences, we can say that both Napoleon and Snowball wanted the rebellion to happen and supported the idea of Animalism and, consequently, the expurgation of humans from the power.
Books have been around since the development of writing and the creation of paper, so for a long time now. Beatty from Fahrenheit 451 says that readers can’t benefit anything useful from books. “...take my word for it, I’ve had to read a few [books] in my time, to know what I was about, and the books say nothing! Nothing you can teach or believe. They’re about nonexistent people, figments of imagination…” (59). He's saying that he’s read many books and hasn't learned from them, he says that they're just fake characters. Animal Farm uses animals to portray that intelligence/power can corrupt a society. Fahrenheit 451 shows that the banishment of books can lead to a vacuous society. Even though books are based off of non existent characters