How Does Napoleon Characterize In Animal Farm

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In the book “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, the animals aren’t able to think for themselves as individuals or do what they feel is better for them because of the leadership they are being controlled by. By the way Boxer acts, he is kind and passionate for what he does, but one thing he doesn’t like to do that is not part of his character is kill. “ ‘I have no wish to take life, not even human life’ … ‘No sentimentality, comrade!’ cried Snowball, from whose wounds the blood was still dripping. ‘War is war. The only good human being is a dead one’ “ (38). What Snowball wants Boxer to think is, it is ok to kill the opponent, because the less human beings, the more power the pigs or Snowball will get to have. Obviously Boxer doesn’t think like this because he isn’t…show more content…
Napoleon is just ruining Snowball’s reputation by fabricating lies about him because a storm is what really damaged the windmill. If the animals knew that Napoleon is lying and think individually for once, they could understand how Napoleon has damaged Snowball to give himself more power, which is terrible leadership and not what Animal Farm wants. Finally, Boxer’s mindset has been totally modified by Napoleon because of the manipulation that he uses on him that now Boxer always thinks Napoleon is right. “ ‘Ah that is different!’ said Boxer ‘If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right’ “ (58). Boxer respects Napoleon and what he does for the farm, but not in a way that consists of healthy respect, because Boxer sees a brighter future for the farm not just for Napoleon and his dogs, and Napoleon has manipulated Boxer with a number of lies that Boxer thinks are true. If Boxer could understand what Napoleon is striving for, which is to become the most powerful dictator ever, then Boxer would have attempted to change the leadership of Animal Farm a long time ago. If Animal Farm has a respectful leader, the animals could think for themselves and make an acceptable society for their
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