Literary Analysis Essay On Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Pigs are remarkably some of the smartest creatures in the world, however that doesn’t mean that they should be in charge of it. In the novel, Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, farm animals rebel against their farmer, Mr. Jones, because they want to live a better, free life. The farm is then controlled by the pigs who in the beginning have good intentions for the farm, but by the end of the novel the conditions are worse than when Jones was running it. The pigs are the most intelligent of the farm animals, therefore they decide to run the farm. Intelligence should not be the only qualification for leadership; a leader should be trustworthy, equitable, and courageous. The pigs constantly lie to the animals and manipulate things so that it is as if they…show more content…
Unlike Snowball, who actually fought bravely in battle, Napoleon cowardly hid yet still was recognized as a hero, “And do you not remember, too, that it was just at that moment, when panic was spreading and all seemed lost, that Comrade Napoleon sprang forward with a cry of ‘Death to Humanity!’ and sank his teeth in Jones’s leg?” (Orwell 73). Napoleon was not brave at all during the Battle of the Cowshed, but he wants to be thought of as a courageous leader thus, Squealer tells the animals false information to make Napoleon seem heroic. Snowball would’ve been the best leader for the farm because he was very inventive and spirited. He was given the order of “Animal Hero, First Class”, but had that name taken from him and given to Napoleon when he got exiled, “The animals now also learned that Snowball had never--as many of them had believed hitherto--received the order of ‘Animal Hero, First Class.’ This was merely a legend which had been spread some time after the Battle of the Cowshed by Snowball himself” (Orwell 86). Napoleon never fought for animal farm and had no right taking that title. Due to Napoleon’s cowardness he will never be a great

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