Substandard Examples Of Good Leaders In George Orwell's 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 pigs only benefit themselves which makes them self-serving. As the leaders of the farm, they should do what’s best for everyone, but all throughout the story they do not. Firstly, they stole the milk and apples for themselves and even tried to convince the animals it was for their own benefit. Squealer uses the tool of propaganda and makes a very false speech saying “You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples.” Obviously the pigs do enjoy it, however they pretend they do not so they can trick the animals and keep the milk and apples all to themselves. Another time when the pigs only benefited themselves was when only they were able to
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