Napoleon sends the guard dogs to attack Snowball, after that he runs away and doesnt come back.. Napoleon then become ruler, and is said to be a very good, wise pig. Napoleon knows that he has all the power because the pigs are the wises animals on the farm, being considered wise, every animal did what he said This is where the power goes to bad use and messes up the whole farm, the main reason that they overthrew the human owner was because of the way he treated the animals and the way he ran the farm, Old Major wanted ever animal to be equal. Since . Napoleon and the other pigs were breaking their own rule that they made and adjusting them to their benefit. They started to have human like characteristics, killing other animals that were in no stable condition, overworking animals.
Many authoritarian leaders set a goal and have everyone work towards accomplishing the goal their way, no matter the cost. “This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would gave his rations reduced in half.” (Orwell 40). We see Napoleon halving rations for the animals who do not work extra time on the windmill. Napoleon is forcing animals to work harder or to face starvation as the rations are already so small. He is forcing them to face starvation and exhaustion to achieve the goal of building a windmill.
The greed of power will always blind the leader’s judgment. Napoleon was not excluded in this matter as he often takes advantages knowing that the animals cannot read or write. Although there are many examples to support this fact, but one stands out the most, Boxer’s ending. As can be seen throughout the story, Boxer is the one who worked hard for that farm’s welfare from the beginning to the end. His never-failing cry of ‘I will work harder’ often inspired the rest of animals to work hard despite facing failures such as destruction of the windmill for the second time.
The Watanabe name was equated with prosperous military men, so naturally, success was foreseen in Mutsuhiro’s future once he enlisted in the Japanese Army (173). Even though everyone had high expectations for him, “when he applied to become an officer, he was rejected” (173). This seemingly minuscule failure made him a living nightmare for those who were near, especially high ranking prisoners of war. The Bird, as the captives named him, “beat POWs every day, fracturing their windpipes, rupturing their eardrums, shattering their teeth,
Napoleon ruled animal farm harshly and overworked the animals. Orwell described, “This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half” (Orwell 59). The animal’s are given a choice in the sense that if they wanted to, they could have Sundays off. However, the brutal consequences the animals would face if they did not work forced the animals to listen to the pigs. The pigs, who are more intelligent, tricked the animals into thinking they have a choice when in reality they do not.
In Animal Farm, George Orwell warns how power will often lead to corruption. Napoleon was placed in a position of power after Major died, and he slowly starts to lavish in his power and become addicted to the lush life of a dictator. When Napoleon first becomes a leader, he expresses how everyone will work equally, but as his reign goes on, he shortens the work hours. At the very end of the novel, the observing animals even start to see that pig and man had become the same. The irony present in the above example, illuminates how regardless of how much a ruler promises to maintain equality and fairness, the position of power that they hold, will corrupt them.
In the end, Napoleon begins to act like Mr. Jones and some animals become more equal than others. Animal Farm is an example of an allegory. Every character in the book represents a real person in communist Russia. On page six Old Major gives his final speech and spreads his wisdom to the animals. Old Major is Vladimir Lenin because Lenin was the ruler of Russia before Stalin.
His memory was so awful, that after they ran out of there, he didn’t remember what he had done. All this does, is prove once again that George made the right decision. Killing Lennie was the kindest thing George could’ve done for him. Curley is always trying to start fights, so when Lennie, a very large man, shows up at the ranch he tried to assert his dominance. Lennie ends up crushing his hand, which makes Curley hate him even more.
Squealer, the propaganda agent uses propaganda in the story as a way to manipulate the animals who are not pigs. He makes them believe everything he and the pigs are doing is for the greater good of the whole farm despite the fact that it is not. Squealer controls them in many ways but the strongest or most apparent are telling the other animals Mr. Jones their neglective abusive owner will come back, lying about Boxer the horse’s death, and finally changing the unalterable commandments into one that reads “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”. One of the very first and most used techniques Squealer uses is instilling fear in the animals. He does this by threatening Jones’s return.
He also think that “Every animals are equal, but some are more equal then others.” And it’s getting worse when he selled boxer to a slaughterer to have money for buying more alcohol, even if all of the barley is already reserve to the pigs. He begin to act like a human, meet them, smoke, drink alcohol and wear clothes. To show that all of the goal of the first rebellion never continue that way, they change the song Beast of England and the name of the farm for “Manor farm”. Napoleon didn’t do what the revolution had wanted. The animals follow him, respect him even if they didn’t have to.
The last commandment that stands on the wall explains greatly how pigs are a higher authority than the rest of the animals. "The seven commandments would be inscribed on the wall; they would form an unalterable law by which the animals must live by forever," said Snowball. "For once Benjamin consented to break his rule, and he read out what was written on the wall-All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others." Theme 1: Animal Farm is most famous in the West as a stinging critique of the history and rhetoric of the Russian Revolution.
In the satiric novel entitled Animal Farm by George Orwell the character Napoleon represents a group of corrupted leaders who gradually lose sight of what they were working for. The group of pigs, including Napoleon himself, rebelled and fought for freedom against Farmer Jones. However, the utopia that they fought for was forgotten, and the pigs manipulate the other animals. As a result, Animal Farm ends up exactly where it had originally started. Napoleon is deceitful, corrupt, and cunning, and if Napoleon and the other pigs had never appointed themselves the ultimate leaders, Animal Farm would have never failed, and would have been much more successful.
Furthermore Napoleon and Stalin were both manipulative dictators with a lust for power. Here the conditions the animals suffered are described, “Throughout the spring and summer they worked a sixty-hour week, and in August Napoleon announced that there would be work on Sunday afternoons as well. This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half”(24). This quote shows how Napoleon manipulated the animals so that they were forced to either work unrealistic hours or starve. The pigs represent the Soviet ruling class because they are greedy, lazy, and manipulative.When Napoleon attacks Snowball and drives him to exile he is imitating the way Joseph Stalin drove his former friend Leon Trotsky to death.
Orwell 's use of dramatic irony fits perfectly with Animal Farm, as the dogs do not realize they are causing the farm animals ' oppression to grow exponentially. Napoleon indoctrinated them innately to fight for him. In turn, the dogs brainwash the farm animals to support Napoleon and influence the way the animals act toward both the pigs and the dogs. Although most animals on the farm "work to their capacity (pg 29)," the dogs do not work, and instead they eat and protect Napoleon without hesitation. Napoleon slowly turns the dogs from a form of labor to a form of tyranny.
If he could have been saved Animal Farm would have been better off because Boxer was the hardest worker. Napoleon also made it seem like leadership was a bad thing and no one would want to be in his position. “I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure!” (55) The pigs were manipulating the animals and no one animal could see that individually. If the animals banded together they could have stood up against the pigs, and would have had a better chance of realizing that they were being so manipulated.