How Does Napoleon A Corrupt Leader In Animal Farm

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In the satiric novel entitled Animal Farm by George Orwell the character Napoleon represents a group of corrupted leaders who gradually lose sight of what they were working for. The group of pigs, including Napoleon himself, rebelled and fought for freedom against Farmer Jones. However, the utopia that they fought for was forgotten, and the pigs manipulate the other animals. As a result, Animal Farm ends up exactly where it had originally started. Napoleon is deceitful, corrupt, and cunning, and if Napoleon and the other pigs had never appointed themselves the ultimate leaders, Animal Farm would have never failed, and would have been much more successful. Napoleon is known for getting what he wants, and what he wants is endless human-like privileges,…show more content…
He would be only happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where would we be?’” (18). Despite the fact that these are Squealer’s words, Napoleon is influencing and deforming what Squealer is saying. Napoleon and the other pigs believe the animals are so dumb they cannot make their own decisions and know to follow Napoleon , but they also know the animals may be just smart enough to figure out that what Napoleon is doing and how he is running Animal Farm might not be for the greater good, but for his own benefit. In addition, it is stated “Like all of Napoleon’s speeches, it was short and to the point. He too, he said, was happy that the period of misunderstanding was at and end. For a long time there had been rumors - circulated, he had reason to think, by some malignant enemy - that there was something subversive and even revolutionary in the outlook of…show more content…
As stated in the story, “Napoleon was never spoken of as simply ‘Napoleon.’ He was always referred to in formal style...Squealer would talk with the tears rolling down his cheeks of Napoleon’s wisdom, the goodness of his heart, and the deep love he bore to animals everywhere… It had become usual to give Napoleon the credit for every successful achievement and good stroke of fortune,” (29). Napoleon is getting the animals in the state of mind he is wanting them in. He is constantly upgrading his advantages, and altering laws, but it is going unnoticed because he is using Squealer to upkeep a positive image of Napoleon. By giving himself such a position, Napoleon is overdosing with power, and now that he is getting a taste of the privileges that come with it, he’s becoming continuously more greedy, therefore granting himself special treatment. “All orders were now issued through Squealer or one of the other pigs. Napoleon himself was not seen in public as often once in a fortnight. When he did appear, he was attended not only by his retinue of dogs but by a black cockerel who marched in front of him and acted as a kind of trumpeter, letting out a loud ‘cock-a-doodle-doo’ before Napoleon spoke. Even in the farmhouse, it was said, Napoleon inhabited separate apartments from the others. He took his meals
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