Snowball and Ralph both assume a benevolent leadership than the other leader, even though they could just as easily been corrupted. Like Napoleon, Jack uses
The animals are tired of Mr. Jones and how he treats them so they overrule him. Napoleon abuses the animals trust and uses his power for evil. Napoleon ends up changing everything in the farm. Many years pass and Mr. Jones also passes away. Boxer and Snowball become forgotten.
Don’t be the enemy. Now that Napoleon is in charge life is getting a whole lot worse because is has complete power of Animal Farm. Napoleon from Animal Farm written by Orwell maintains control by using ideology, propaganda, and fear. Napoleon uses ideology of Animalism to give him more control over the animals. One way he does this is by, using propaganda by making the sheep walking around say one of the seven amendments which were, “Four legs good, two legs bad’!” (Doc A, Chapter 2-3) This helps Napoleon stay in power because Napoleon created the statement and the sheep keep saying it, so the other animals will think that Napoleon should stay in power because he has good ideas.
Orwell clearly explained, “All the pigs were in full agreement on this point, even Snowball and Napoleon. Squealer was sent to make the necessary explanations to the others” (Orwell 35). Once Napoleon and the other pigs came to a consensus, there was no more discussion. Those who disagreed, had their thoughts immediately changed by Squealer. Napoleon sent him to make sure that all of the animals stayed in order.
Allegorical Comparison: Napoleon and Joseph Stalin In the novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell, there are many connections that can be made between the animals and the people that were involved with the Russian Revolution. One main connection that can be made is between Napoleon, the dictating pig, and Joseph Stalin. To begin, Napoleon started off the book as a partner to another pig, Snowball. On page 11, the text states, “Pre-eminent among the pigs were two young boars named Snowball and Napoleon, whom Mr. Jones was breeding up for sale.” (Orwell 11) They were the two most important pigs in the farm, but one was not considered greater than the other. Similarly, Joseph Stalin began his road to leadership as a partner to Leon Trotsky.
He also gives Napoleon more publicity than he deserves, which leads to him being elected as leader. The reason why Squealer manipulates information and strategically sides with Napoleon, which is why Napoleon gains power, is because he, too, has a desire for power and control over the masses. Squealer takes advantage of the masses by tricking them into thinking that superiority is a pleasure. He does not want them to know about their luxuries because it will lead to his loss of power. The pigs are intellectuals, so in their favor, they are able to come up with ways to hid the fact that they are hoarding the good things on the farm.
He proves his heroism by standing up to Napoleon, when the other animals were too scared to do so. Snowball is the only animal who actually objects Napoleon's actions as 'it was noticed these two were never in agreement'. Snowball was liked by everyone for his approachable, caring and energetic personality. In addition, he had a vision and future for the farm. He strived to help all the animals have a better life and for the Rebellion to spread throughout England, even conflicting with Napoleon’s ideas.
Another example from the book is when Napoleon uses accusation to bring misunderstanding to animals about Snowball being Jones’s spy. “He was Jones’s secret agent all the time” (79). This explanation means Napoleon betray Snowball for his own benefit, to become the only leader. This is significant to use of accusation because Napoleon uses Snowball to get more support and to gain more power. In the book, it is shown as animals who opposes Napoleon are the real brave
Out of all the pigs, Napoleon is particularly clever and opportunistic. In the story, Napoleon symbolizes the evil dictator/tyrant that brainwashes his subjects and manipulates them into thinking a certain way, and he does this through force. He trains nine dogs as his security guards and uses them to intimidate the others and force them into listening to him. He uses death as punishment to anyone that speaks or does anything against him and what he wants. “When they had finished their confession, the dogs promptly tore their throats out,
Napoleon could not speak as well nor did he have as much education as Snowball, his competitor. “Napoleon produced no schemes of his own, but said quietly that Snowball’s would come to nothing.” (Orwell 44) The fat communist pig also desired power and killed or scared away his opponents to gain it. “They (the dogs) dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws.” (Orwell 48) The evil and ambitious pig craved power and would commit any crimes necessary to gain such power. When rumors of a second rebellion began, he made sure to crush even a thought of rebellion from the animals’ minds with an iron