It’s gonna get worse and worse folks. ” (CBS News) By saying this, it makes people think that he is aware and is planning to fix the country for the future. He is just one of many world leaders that are guilty of manipulating people by fear. In Animal Farm, Napoleon tends to use strategies such as, manipulation and negative exploitation towards his comrades. In fact, Napoleon told the animals that working on Sundays was optional, but if they did not work, their ration amount would be cut in half.
In Animal Farm, Orwell shows us many different points and ideas through the characters and plot. One of the major ideas in the story is that power corrupts those who possess it, and Orwell shows us this through the character Napoleon due to his actions and ways of handling problems and the way he forces things to happen or go into effect. Due to those ways he shares many similarities with many different tyrants and dictators, one being Adolf Hitler. The characteristics that brings out the idea is that Napoleon is abusive, manipulative, and selfish. Selfishness is one of the major characteristics that almost all tyrants have.
The hard working class known in the story as Boxer have been tricked into thinking the life without communism would be horrible. After all “Napoleon is always right”. The system was corrupt by Stalin himself and who better to cover it up than his very own government or Squealer. The commandments were altered just enough for Napoleon to get away with anything. He had ran off Snowball who was one of the smartest at the farm, and any other animal who questioned him was killed mercilessly.
Napoleon knows that some of the other animals were trying to revolt. Although Napoleon has control over the animals, he fears that the animals that stray will eventually gain control. While the animals that rebel remain alive, they will always pose a possible threat to Napoleon 's leadership and dictatorship. The only way that Napoleon feels that he can be certain of maintaining his own authority is by removing those animals permanently, by killing them. This is almost identical to why Jack wanted to kill Ralph.
To everyone he was a poor leader compared to other Monarchs, he was cruel, sometimes brutal with opponents, however he was sometimes kind, he would hire students as spies to make cash. The way he relates to Animal Farm is he acts like Mr. Jones in almost the same way. Their both irresponsible, cruel, and can sometimes be kind. Another relation I would like to make between the Revolution and the book is the creation of Communism and Animalism (Animalism 7 commandments: Ch 2 page 15 ). They both want no owners, no rich, and no poor, all people to be equal, and everyone to own everything, not just one person.
Cassius exclaimed that Caesar having all the power is a bad idea, and for that he needed to die. Taking an innocent man’s life for a reason that might not even be true is a cruel act of selfishness. Cassius assumed that Caesar will have a negative effect on Rome, and made a life or death decision based on assuming. Revenge and envy also causes people to assume things. Napoleon, from Animal Farm, assumed that Snowball was in charge of taking revenge by destroying the windmill.
Some people may use the argument that Jack Merridew from Lord of the Flies, as well as Napoleon from Animal Farm become corrupt once they gained power. Power were able to corrupt Jack, and Napoleon by making them avaricious for power. In Lord of the Flies Jack Merridew asserts “"I ought to be chief," said Jack with simple arrogance, "because I 'm chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.". Jack Merridew became power hungry and corrupt before he gained the authority of island’s hunters.
Another reason why Animal Farm failed because some animals were lazy thinkers, but isn 't true because some animals were able to think. The final reason why Animal Farm failed because Napoleon lusted for power and it 's true because he didn 't want to hurt the animals, but since he became leader and change Animal Farm, he lost control and hurt or kill anyone that did not follow his rules and was sentenced to
A prime example of this is when Jack says, “He’s like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn’t a proper chief.” This act of cruelty was designed to motivate the boys of the island to reject Ralph as their leader. By comparing Ralph to Piggy, Jack tries to manipulate people into thinking he would be an exemplary leader. This is a clear example of the theme that people are ruthless in the fight for power.
In Animal Farm the animals are brainwashed by the authority figures Squealer, Napoleon and Snowball. Squealer’s influential speeches brainwash the animals to doing what he says, Napoleon’s forceful commands brainwash the animals into doing what he says and, Snowball’s intelligent mind brainwashes the animals that he is a passionate leader and makes the animals do what he says. The authority figures corrupt their power by managing the animals viciously for needs. The three ways they showed this was by: Not following commandments, threatening the animals and reducing food, taking credit over the