How Did Napoleon Abuse His Power

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“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power”(Madison). This quote relates to Animal Farm because there came time after the Rebellion where the animals were free and ruled by just animals, but slowly everything changed. Napoleon evolved to be the leader of Animal Farm and gained a lot of power. This was the kind of power that was abused. He took advantage of the animals on the farm and destroyed their freedom. Napoleon did many things throughout the novel that corrupted his power. One of the things Napoleon did to abuse his power was to abolish the song, Beasts of England. This song was an anthem that all of the animals would sing to represent freedom. This song also was sung to say how all animals should be treated everywhere on the farm. Shortly after the Rebellion the song was…show more content…
As soon as the puppies were born Napoleon took them away from their mother and started to train them. Napoleon said that the puppies were going to be sent to learn and be educated at the school. Jessie thought the puppies were just going to learn, but Napoleon used them as an advantage over all other animals. “At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn”(Orwell 52-53). This quote describes how the animals were educated when they were taken from Jessie. The puppies chased Snowball out of the farm, and he never returned. The dogs were now under Napoleon’s control, and he used them to have more power over Animal Farm. All together, Napoleon did anything he could to gain power. There were many things he did to take advantage of his power, because he was the leader of Animal Farm. Napoleon took advantage of the animals on the farm. He changed the ways things were supposed to be on Animal Farm when they first started the Rebellion. Napoleon manipulated the animals and abused his
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