If Piggy had not been sophisticated as he was, Jack and Ralph would have gotten into a fight. If anything happens to Ralph there would be no one to protect the powerless ones and Jack would have ruled with his violent ways. Piggy influences the novel in several ways. Although he was not much of a leader, his virtue benefits the boys. He is intelligent and mature, therefore he was able to indicate the true nature of humanity and the evil that is inside each of
“But...the dogs sitting round Napoleon let out deep, menacing growls, and the pigs fell silent and sat down again.” This phrase describes Napoleon’s dogs after they chased Snowball off the farm. He used the dogs to scare the other animals into doing what he told them without hesitation. This is just one of the ways he uses fear to stay in control. Napoleon also uses propaganda to remain in power. “‘...Bravery isn’t enough’, said Squealer, ‘Loyalty and obedience are more important, and as of the Battle of Cowshed, I believe the time will come when we shall find his part in it much exaggerated.’” This quote describes how Napoleon uses his position to change the opinions of the animals by belittling Snowball.
Therefore, as time goes on, he is changing drastically because he “rarely appeared in public, but spent all his time in the farmhouse, which was guarded at each door by fierce-looking dogs. When he did emerge, it was in a ceremonial manner, with an escort of six dogs who closely surrounded him and growled if anyone came too near. Frequently he did not even appear on Sunday mornings, but issued his orders through one of the other pigs, usually Squealer” (24). This shows that he is more like the old farm, Mr. Johns, because he is making the animals do more work than himself. Moreover, this shows that he is
They stored these hopes in their own Anthem, Beasts of England. “Tyrant Man shall be o’erthrown, and the fruitful fields of England shall be trod by beasts alone.” (Orwell, 7) Every animals destiny was to share equalities and to find their freedom with no tyrant leader. They longed for the existence of humans to vanish and finally have every animal feel free as they deserve. This dream only lasted until the revolt against Jones, the three main pigs felt in charge and to gain all rule from the start, especially Napoleon. Napoleon was the mighty, smart, persuading, demanding pig, and he brought his personality with him on the farm.
Salvador Dali once said, “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Piggy was the most intelligent kid on the island, but he didn’t strive to be a leader and that prevented him from becoming stronger and an influencer to others. “In lord of the flies, piggy expresses the theme of savage vs. civilization by always being against everyone who had become savage. Piggy also expresses that power is necessary because he kept control of his own mind while everyone went wild when searching for power and piggy didn’t. Piggy also expresses the individual as selfish when he kept all his ideas to himself for protection.
Not like Napoleon thinking of profits every day, Snowball cares about the animals’ life. For example, the animals had lots of breaks and ration at first. All the products belonged to themselves, and they did not have to care for food. Everyone received food and worked according to their capacity, and no one grumbled. In the contrast, after the farm had only one ruler, Napoleon, the animals had little ration and have to give out the products.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton) This quote is telling us that when people get into roles of absolute power they tend to become corrupt, as a result of that power. This quote can be applied to Napoleon from the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, because at the beginning of the novel Old Major’s words inspired Napoleon. As a result, he believed that humans were evil for forcing animals to work for them and that animals should be able to live freely, not under anyone’s control; however, as the story progresses his belief changed and the animals did not get to live their utopian dream. At the start Napoleon and the other pigs strongly believed that all animals were equal and had the right to live in a place that took care of their well being. The first thing they established in the farm was the system of Animalism, which stated that all animals were equal and that they should all share responsibilities and rewards of the farm.
Often times in a communist society, a leader’s use of language can lead to abuse of power. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the farm leaders, the pigs, use unknown language, invoke scare tactics, and create specific laws, thereby enabling them to control other animals, to suit their greedy desires, and to perform actions outside their realm of power. Because of the pigs’ use of broad language, implementation of scare tactics, and creation and manipulation of laws, they are able to get away with avoiding laws and convincing other animals into believing untrue stories and lies that are beneficial to the pigs. Napoleon, Snowball, and Boxer, George Orwell’s main characters in his novel Animal Farm, illustrate how the misuse of power can lead to
As Piggy attempts to hold a position of power, he constantly demonstrates that rules are pivotal to the well being of a society. He strongly agrees with Jack at the beginning of the story when he says, “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages”(Golding 48). Still feeling the cap of civility, Piggy understands that without rules, they are no longer boys, but become savages. He tries to help Ralph teach the others this, but the other boys do not understand that if there are no rules, their society will fall.
We all know that one government and ruler that abuses their power; Kim Jung Un and Kim Jung Il with North Korea. Just like in the real world, Napoleon the pig from Animal Farm by George Orwell is that one ruler who made everything fall to pieces when he became the farm’s new leader. With the abuse of power in the book, George Orwell proves that the damage has caused more bad than it does good for everyone involved within the situation. Taking power with force is dangerous because it can result in death and harm to others. Napoleon did this using his nine dogs that he trained.