Napoleon's Power In Animal Farm

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In the novel, Animal Farm, the pigs are substandard examples of good leaders because they are self-serving hypocrites. This is an allegorical story to what happened in the Russian Revolution. Napoleon, the main leader of the farm, represents Stalin, the leader of Russia in the revolution. They were both corrupt leaders that manipulated their own people. For example, Napoleon brainwash the animals into thinking he is always right. George Orwell demonstrates that with knowledge and education comes great power, and this can be extremely dangerous if it falls into the hands of those who are self-serving. This is shown when, the pigs only benefit themselves, they get to kill other animals and they broke the rules for their own advantage. The…show more content…
Firstly, they confessed to doing things they did not even do. They made up fake confessions like, they were in league with Napoleon 's arch nemesis, Snowball. “The three hens who had been the ring leaders in the attempted rebellion over the eggs now came forward and stated that Snowball had appeared to them in a dream and incited them to disobey Napoleon 's orders.” The animals are so intelligent that they said what Napoleon wanted to hear, not what was true. Consequently, these animals were killed by the dogs by Napoleon 's orders. “When they had finished their confessions, the dogs promptly tore their throats out...”. These executions show, the animals made false confessions because they were uneducated. In conclusion the author of Animal Farm, George Orwell, metaphorically explains that with knowledge and education comes great power, and this can be extremely dangerous if it falls into the hands of those who are self-serving. As you see throughout the story the pigs only benefit themselves, they get to kill their animals, and they break the rules for their own advantage. Therefore a lesson we take from this is, leaders are not always selfless, sometimes they abuse their power to benefit themselves. That is just the reality of cruelty in this
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