Napoleon's Use Of Control In Animal Farm

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Lord Acton, the British historian, once said, “All power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, the character Napoleon puts himself in charge. But, not only that he allows another pig, Squealer, to do his dirty work. And also uses dogs to chase his enemy, Snowball, away . In which leads to other animals not knowing that the farm is being ran the same way as when under Mr. Jones, the old farmer 's, control. But in the end the pigs and humans not only look alike but, also sound alike. Napoleon uses three different tactics to seize and control, but also maintain the farm those tactics are propaganda, loyalty of the farm, and fear. Napoleon uses propaganda by allowing Squealer to talk to …show more content…

The second tactic that Napoleon uses is loyalty to the farm. The quote shows that the animals are loyal to the farm by upkeeping the farm in which they do it for themselves, “All that year the animals worked like slaves. But they were happy in their work; they grudged no effort or sacrifice, well aware that everything that they did was for the benefit of themselves…” (Orwell 73). The quote proves that the pigs worked the other animals like slaves. The other animals didn’t know this because they were loyal to the farm. So Napoleon took that for granted. The animals were making more stone for the windmill, “The animals lashed ropes round these, and then all together cows, horses, sheep, any animal that could lay hold of the rope-even the pigs joined in at critical moments…” (Orwell 74). This is part of the tactic by everyone pitching in to make the farm a better living space for the animals. Napoleon also took this for granted by allowing the other animals to do it themselves and allowing the pigs to help at critical moments. This is a smart tactic that Napoleon uses by the animals thinking that they are working for the farm , but, instead they are working for him. This was a good tactic that Napoleon used but, the next one is even

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