Napoleon's Power In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Talking animals that are, in there own sense, intelligent enough to overcome the reign of humans who malnourish, abuse, and over work farm animals sounds like a blast to the “comrades” of the Manor farm. When the humans drink a little too much booze and forget to feed the animals, they’ve had enough. They fight the owner, Mr. Jones, in a battle to overcome the farm and win. At first the farm prospers, with both Snowball and Napoleon leading the group. But Napoleon refuses to share his power. He raises dogs to keep order on the farm and to chase Snowball away. All is good with Napoleon, the fellow pigs, and the dogs in charge. The animals don’t realize what is happening, but Napoleon’s power is constricting and becoming tighter until one…show more content…
Napoleon runs off snowball, kills many of the animals by the use of his vicious dogs, and changes the commandments to fit his wants. The illiterate animals are oblivious to all of the changes being made and continue to work hard to obtain the common goal; build the windmill. Even when it is blown up to pieces, the animals continue to build. This causes extremely long work hours, a lack of food, and famine to all of the animals on the farm. In the end, the animals are watching the drunken pigs converse with the farmer of Pilkington. For the first time, they notice that they can no longer see the difference between animal and pig. Allegory is what makes the whole book meaningful. It shows the extremity of communism in a simple, easy to understand way. Symbolism makes a mockery of communism and what it stands for. The windmill in the book is a literary reference to “impossible dream”. It was never going to work out no matter how much the people tried. Irony pulls the emotion out of you and makes you angry. Dramatic irony is used to show that the animals are being tricked. We know
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