Napoleon In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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An ideal leader is someone who grants the people their needs and wants as well as someone who takes the people’s words into consideration. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, he displays Napoleon as a problematic leader. Napoleon is able to exercise complete control over other animals on the farm because the animals are easy to manipulate and Squealer is a very persuasive representative. Napoleon can exercise control over other animals on the farm because the animals are very easy to manipulate. This is evident when Squealer says, “Napoleon had learned… of this misfortune… and was already making arrangements to send Boxer to be treated…” (Orwell, 80). Napoleon is able to trick the animals. Also, the animals are very uneducated, evident in, “…Clover had not remembered that the Fourth Commandment mentioned sheets…” (45). This shows that the pigs do not care for the animals and are negligent to educate them. They use this opportunity to take advantage of them and continuously alter the rules but…show more content…
He says to the animals that “It is for your sake that we drink milk and eat those apples,” (23). Squealer is able to make the other animals believe that their quality of living is much better now than when Mr. Jones was in charge, when in fact, the pigs are the only one who have a better life. Furthermore, when the windmill breaks down, “the animals were more shocked… that Snowball could be guilty of such an action,” (48). If Napoleon makes a mistake, he can easily blame Snowball. This makes the animals ignorant to the truth. In addition, it is mentioned that, “the farm had grown richer without actually making the animals themselves any richer,” (86). This helps Napoleon take control because being wealthy gives you a lot of power and authority. The other animals have nothing and therefore depend on

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