Examples Of Corrupt Leaders In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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In the story, Animal Farm, George Orwell uses his characters to depict corrupt leaders. He uses Mr. Jones and Napoleon as those characters. Throughout the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, the farm has two main leaders, Napoleon, and Mr. Jones. Animal Farm was written by George Orwell in 1945. Animal Farm takes place on Manor Farm which is run by Mr. Jones. The animals do not like how Mr. Jones runs the farm so they plan a rebellion. The rebellion starts with the cows kicking down their doors and all of the animals going crazy. Napoleon one of the pigs decides to become the leader of the farm. Napoleon and Mr. Jones are both leaders of the farm and have similarities in how they run the farm and differences in how they run the farm. Mr. Jones …show more content…

Jones forgets them. Napoleon runs the farm with the mindset that “Napoleon is always right.” Napoleon often manipulates the other animals to believe that he is right and that what he says goes. For example, Napoleon changes the commandments so that he could do what he wanted to without “breaking” any of the rules. In the text, it states, “‘No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets’ she announced finally. Curiously enough, Clover had not remembered that the Fourth Commandment mentioned sheets; but as it was there on the wall, it must have done so” (Orwell ch. 6). This states that the animals believe that the commandments have been changed. Earlier in the text it states, “No animal shall sleep in a bed,” which proves that the commandments have been changed (Orwell ch. 2). When the animals ask the pigs about the commandment …show more content…

Jones runs the farm like he does not care about the animals; all he cares about is the profit. Mr. Jones does this by forgetting to feed the animals but overworking them to give Mr. Jones the profit he wants. The animals discuss this by saying, “Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty. No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth” (Orwell ch. 1). When the animals are saying this it is showing us how Mr. Jones is treating the animals and how he overworks them and treats them as if they are slaves. Another example of Mr. Jones being a horrible farm owner is Mr. Jones doing everything drunk. Mr. Jones is an alcoholic and we can see it through the animial’s eyes in Animal Farm by them saying, “Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes. With the ring of light from his lantern dancing from side to side, he lurched across the yard, kicked off his boots at the back door, drew himself a last glass of beer from the barrel in the scullery”(Orwell ch. 1). In this quote it

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