Whereas, Napoleon is presented as a personification of a power-hungry individual who veils all of his activities with a defence that whatever is done is for the betterment of the farm. When Snowball started acting as a threat to Napoleon’s power, he drove Snowball out of the farm with the help of his dogs and declared him as traitor. After Snowball left the farm, conditions of the farm worsned and animals(other than pigs) were not treated equally. “The importance of keeping the pigs in good health was all too obvious. So it was agreed without further argument that the milk and the windfall apples (and also the main crop of apples when they ripened) should be reserved for the pigs alone”.
Although both brought benefits to the farm, the animals lived happier at first. The farm had filled with positive energy, everyone encouraged each other. Greatly different from Snowball’s compassion, Napoleon’s heart was only filled with power and his own selfish desire. Even if the farm became richer, everyone would like freedom instead of living in fear of Napoleon. For the sake of the animal’s livelihood, Snowball should take the place of Napoleon and stay in the Animal Farm to govern the animals.
In “Animal Farm” written by George Orwell, the animals strive to create their own Utopian society where the all animals are treated equally and happily. But due to the ignorance of animals, the society collapses. Animals were also convinced by a small eloquent pig, named “Squealer”. When Snowball was exiled, Squealer became the right hand of Napoleon. Squealer represents Vyacheslav Molotov, who was a diplomat of Soviet Union and undertook the central role of communist propaganda.
Both Napoleon and Snowball have distinct intentions when in front of the other animals. Snowball behaves in a way in which is beneficial towards the community of animal farm. Furthermore, during the meeting in the big barn, Snowball was full of “plans for innovations”, in an altruistic tone conveying his yearning to ameliorate animal living standards. Snowball demonstrates diligence to in order to improve the Farm’s infrastructure. Moreover, Snowball busied himself with organising the other animals into what he called “Animal Committees”, a refined visual image that consists of reading and writing classes to boost animal education in the farm.
Having volunteered for the Spanish Civil War and even after the war, George began writing to sustain his self as a means of income. In 1944, George Orwell had finished writing his novel ‘Animal Farm’ which gave his life experience whilst working in Burma where he served in the Indian Imperial Police and the Spanish Civil War voluntarily. Through his writings it highlighted the unemployed coal miners in England by persons in power who had the tendency to subjugate their people politically, economically and physically and this was demonstrated through the writings of his novel and other books. These
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. Napoleon and Snowball have different personalities and. In chapter 2, Napoleon is described as being a fierce-looking Berkshire boar, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way. However, Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive. We can notice that, in the first lines of chapters two, there is already a contrast between the two pigs.
Various events, characters, and beliefs in Animal Farm are a representation of who was involved in the Russian Revolution and what happened. George Orwell wrote this book in hopes to resemble the Russian Revolution details. Orwell related both the character’s tactics, personalities,
Other examples lies are those told about Snowball after he fled the farm, such as when Squealer asked, “Did we not see for ourselves how he attempted — fortunately without success — to get us defeated and destroyed at the Battle of the Cowshed?” (page 79-80). Snowball had, in reality, fought valiantly at the Battle of the Cowshed and was a key part of the animals’ success. Throughout Animal Farm Napoleon continuously defamed Snowball while elevating his own image. By ruining Snowball’s reputation and erasing, or taking credit for, his contributions to the farm Napoleon controls the narrative in way that makes him seem like a hero and makes his former political rival into a evil traitor. This
At the beginning, Napoleon, take the farm with Snowball when the farmer, Mr. Jones, left. He left after the revolution of the animals that Old Major begin. When he died, they begin the rebellion. When the farm was now for the animals, the pigs took the control of it. Napoleon begin to be in competition with Snowball, because he had a lot of idea, others liked him and he was the pig that decided the most.
The door for hope is still open. In the critique of capitalist set-up, Orwell gives the unmistakable impression that his ideological moorings are still intact. Even in the critique of the Soviet Union in Animal Farm, Orwell 's presents a utopian fantasy portraying the development of a state proclaimed as ideal one but becoming despotic and oligarchical. The seven commandments written on the wall of the farm just after the revolution provide a fair idea of the best life promised by