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. “Comrades, you do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples” (Orwell 35). Squealer and the pigs keep the milk and
“‘It says, “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets.” (Orwell 45). Napoleon started to change these amendments to live an easier and more lavish life for himself. He changed the amendments, so it would benefit himself and no one else, as well as to try and change the past by rewriting the amendments and putting false thoughts into animals heads, to support his himself. Finally, after doing so many immoral and selfish deeds with his power, he starts to kill animals. He changes an amendment about animals not killing animals and kills anyone who has done the slightest misdoing.
For an example, Boxer always says ‘Comrade Napoleon is always right’ even when he is not. In addition, Squealer often threatens the animals that Mr. Jones will return if they did not follow as instructed by Napoleon to manipulate the farm animals. For instance, pigs decided that the milk and windfall as well as the main crops of apples should be reserved for the pigs alone. Ostensibly, pigs need to be in healthy state as they claimed to be the Einstein of the welfare of the farm. Here also, Squealer threatens the animals that Jones would return if they oppose the idea.
Animal Farm CARTT Everyone has needs and wants. As power and greed come into play, people put their wants over the needs of others. They are so blinded by their desires that they fail to recognize if others’ necessities are met. In the novella Animal Farm, by George Orwell the more powerful and educated pigs take advantage of the inferior, weaker animals on the farm; overworking and manipulating them. As the Animal Farm rebellion grows more successful, the pigs and especially Napoleon, who takes the role of leader, begins to realize that he could exploit the rest of the animals for the pigs’ wants.
In the novels Animal Farm by George Orwell and Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the leaders of each "society" display similar approaches to the responsibility of leadership. There are parallels between Snowball and Ralph, along with Jack and Napoleon. Both the pigs and Ralph are given their positions of power due to some trait that makes them seem best fit for the job, such as how the pigs are viewed as the most intelligent, or Ralph, "the being that had blown" (22) the conch, successfully bringing the boys together. Jack resents Ralph because he wants to be leader, and despite not recieving the position, he continually acts as though he did. Snowball and Ralph both assume a benevolent leadership than the other leader, even though they could just as easily been corrupted.
The animals at the beginning just wanted everyone to be equal and to stay away from man, but in the end the pigs who were running the farm turned into men. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” (Orwell, 141). The pigs had turned into what they had feared and even hated at the start of the book. Orwell uses humor to show that even thought the animals had agreed on equality the pigs wanted to be at the top. They had their own agenda that did not include hearing what the other animals had to say about how their farm was run.
The pigs are “superior“ and it was “natural that they assume leadership“. This shows a great amount of corruption and the abuse of the totalitarian power. Another important example is later in the book when Snowball had fled, Napoleon had complete control over the farm and established absurd rules. “It was absolutely necessary. He said.
Boxer is one of the many example of a virtuous being in The Animal Farm “‘Napoleon is always right’ in addition to his private motto of ‘I will work harder’”(56). Boxer has great faith in a leader who is unfaithful to his companions and to his people. Anything could happen to Boxer and he will still work his hardest. Boxer would do anything to please anybody, including Napoleon. “It is my lungs” said boxer in a week voice.
Had the animals questioned Napoleon, the same way that they questioned their human masters, the farm animals would have remained equal in all walks of life. Instead, the rules slowly became twisted to benefit Napoleon and his followers. Animal farm isn’t the only literary example which illustrates why one must question authority. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is another work of fiction which paints the picture of a not-so-far-off dystopian society governed by a totalitarian government which makes corrupt decisions for what they believe to be the better of all people. The government authorizes book burning, brainwashing, and the killing of innocent people.
Napoleon (the main pig in charge) from Animal Farm, started off trying to lead all the other animals away from the ways of the humans but ended up being in control and having power over the other animals in a selfish way. Napoleon would set the attack dogs that he had trained on anyone who threatened his position as leader. Whereas, in The Truman Show, Christoff is powerful because he thinks what he’s doing is good and he’s convinced everyone else that it’s good. The Truman Show proves that you can’t have power on your own because if Christoff