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. The pigs first believed in equality for all animals, as the book progresses, they become more selfish. They now think of the others as lesser than
Lack of education in society will most likely, let the educated to have power that can rule over the uneducated completely. Since the pigs have overall advantage in learning then other animals, they took control over the whole education system in the farm, so the animals became unable to see the power Napoleon and the pigs was gaining over
For instance, Napoleon chose to fight the humans as a sign of strength and power. The animals won, but they still did not know the real reasons behind things because Napoleon just lied to them. Moreover, Napoleon executed the animals that betrayed him and supposedly helped Snowball on the other farm. This was completely unfair, and after the exile of the various animals, some started to notice that everyone on the farm was being treated without any respect whatsoever. “They were executed immediately, and fresh precautions for Napoleon’s safety were taken.”
That the pigs who were the brains of the farm should have a quiet place to work in. It was also more suited to the dignity of the leader to live in a house than a mere sty” (C6 pg66). This quote clearly states that the pigs have a higher ranking than the other animals and Napoleon is represented as a “leader” with “dignity”. Napoleon has altered the rules excluding the rules of The Seven Commandments making the place his. At this point, Animal Farm is changing completely and constantly and utterly ignoring the concept of
Thesis Statement: Dictators Create decisions for what can be said and done. The animals in the novel Animal Farm had created a set of commandments that all the animals had to follow, then one day the group Napoleon and the other pigs broke the fourth commandment by sleeping in beds, the Animals on the farm read the commandment and it decreed “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets” (Orwell 67). The quote supports the thesis for the reason that Napoleon has changed the rules so that he is not breaking them, so that the other animals will not be tempted to confiscate Napoleon's power. The statement supports the quote because Napoleon decision to change the fourth commandment. Napoleon changes the fourth commandment without the vote of the other animals which leaves the animals no choice but to go along with the change for the reason that the animals have been brain washed.
Each have their own strengths within the book that helps carry symbolism through it. Napolean is one of the main characters of the novel. He represents the powerful Russian leader, Joseph Stalin, the ‘’center of attention,’’ during this time period. Orwell uses symbolism to portray how well power is developed for this character. ‘’Napolean was a ‘rather fierce looking Berkshire boar,’ and appearance gives more credibility to power sometimes more than action.
He is the head of the farm and obviously represents Joseph Stalin. Napoleon at first starts with a good intention as a leader, but later into his power he becomes more power hungry and greedy. So did Stalin in Russia, when he left the real equality of socialism behind, giving himself the privilege to live a luxurious life and have all the power while the common people of the country were suffering. Napoleon, gaining much power, starts showing his true side as a dictator. In the novel he slaughter many animals who have been suspected to be against him and his rulings.
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
The pigs constantly fabricate ‘lies’ into making animals believe that their somewhat treasonous actions are right. Therefore, one can infer that the animals will soon forget the importance of these amendments and result in the downfall of their reign on the farm. Furthermore, it is justified that a solid and strict set of amendments is needed for a society to prosper and remain composed. Amendments preserve and create rights and freedoms for citizens for the country, nation, state, and society. An ideal society, furthermore, should include amendments that address the needs and freedoms of the citizens and allow them to be happy.
(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.