Not like Napoleon thinking of profits every day, Snowball cares about the animals’ life. For example, the animals had lots of breaks and ration at first. All the products belonged to themselves, and they did not have to care for food. Everyone received food and worked according to their capacity, and no one grumbled. In the contrast, after the farm had only one ruler, Napoleon, the animals had little ration and have to give out the products.
After Snowball had finished his speech about the windmill, napoleon had called for his dogs with a “high pitched whimper,” to chase Snowball off the farm. The dogs created fear in all of the animals, making it easy for Napoleon to take over the leadership of Animal Farm. The dogs were the puppies that Napoleon had taken away from their mothers and “reared privately,” implying that Napoleon had intended to control the dogs for his own bodyguards from the beginning. The dogs would also prevent rebellion against Napoleon by letting out “menacing,” growls every time an animal would question Napoleon’s authority any further. Though later in the chapter, Napoleon orders his dogs to slaughter any of the animals who had previously questioned his authority on Animal Farm.
For example, Napoleon brainwash the animals into thinking he is always right. George Orwell demonstrates that with knowledge and education comes great power, and this can be extremely dangerous if it falls into the hands of those who are self-serving. This is shown when, the pigs only benefit themselves, they get to kill other animals and they broke the rules for their own advantage. The
Napoleon’s initial desire to rule the Farm grows into a monstrous greed for power which is what brings destruction to the corrupted society of Animal Farm. His foolish pursuit to obtain more increasingly becomes destructive just as the capacity does to increase. The greed has taken over him and tempts him to lie in order to obtain everything he desires. He drives Snowball out of power to keep the power all to himself, separates himself from the commoners to officialise his high status within the Animal Farm, kills Boxer to acquire money for whiskey, and adapts human idiosyncrasies in order to prove that Napoleon and the pigs are more superior and can control the commoners to obtain anything that they
Back in the day, it was hard to excoriate Joseph Stalin using literature so instead Orwell portrayed the characters as animals to censure the writing. Animal Farm reminds readers that the abuse of power can lead to corruption. Animal Farm was not always corrupt from the start... In the beginning of the book, all animals cooperated together and respected each other. When Old Major was still alive and giving his speech to everyone, he talked about how all animals
In the right hands, it can blossom and allow for a prosperous kingdom. On the other hand, it can also lead to a tyrannical kingdom of totalitarianism. By mistreating followers and doing things behind their back, people in power often do not properly take responsibility for it. This is notably the case for Animal Farm, where Napoleon misuses power and hurts the farm and its inhabitants. In the end, because of Napoleon, life is no better off than before the humans had control.
Mr Jones was overthrown by Napoleon, but Napoleon later acted exactly like Mr. Jones. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and man to pig, and from pig to man again, but already it was impossible to say which was which.” (page 141) The quote shows that Napoleon is basically Mr. Jones in a different generation. Napoleon acts just like Mr Jones, and takes their work for money. Also, Mr Jones underfed the animals, and later Napoleon also did! On page 92, the author wrote, “Napoleon read out to them: The production of every class of food has increased by 300 percent.
Even though work on Sunday afternoon was strictly “voluntary”, why are they being punished by decreasing their food supply by half? This is a way of oppressing the animals into doing more work because Napoleon is punishing the animals if they don’t follow the rules. Also, Squealer often manipulated the animals to thinking that whatever Napoleon is doing with humans was ok, since the rest of the animals do not have good memories. In chapter 6, Napoleon recently announced that they would start trading with the humans in order to gain supplies for the windmill. “Never to have any dealings with human beings, never to engage in trade, never to make use of money, had not these been among the earliest resolutions at the first triumphant Meeting after Jones was expelled?...Squealer made a round of the farm and set the animals’ mind to rest.
At first the animals were unsure about this, but eventually they became fine with it. The days began to be tough and Napoleon was harsh on them. “In these days Napoleon 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…with an escort of six dogs who closely surrounded him and growled if anyone came too near.” (Chapter 7, page 75) This quote clearly explains that Napoleon is really full of himself and claims to be fair but really is not fair. Napoleon changes some of the Seven Commandments and is slowly becoming more like a human.
This happens more times as the book goes on, and shows the pigs abusing their power by changing the commandments to fit their actions and desires. One such time was when Napoleon kills the traitor animals, and also when the pigs start to drink alcohol. After these events, Squealer writes extra words on the wall to change the meaning of