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.
Stalin got rid of any opposition to his reign. In Animal Farm, Napoleon did the same. Both Stalin and Napoleon also liked to bend the truth, manipulating the media and information in their societies. Just like how Napoleon tried to hide his farm the farms lack of food to other farmers, the same way Stalin tried to hide that his country was in a massive famine.
How Does Napoleon Stay In Power? Like the Russians wanted to overthrow Stalin, the animals wanted to overthrow Jones. In the book Animal Farm, Napoleon the pig wanted to gain power over the farm he lived on, Manor Farm. But, the farm was controlled by the malicious Mr. Jones.
The change of the commandments was one of the primary changes in the Farm. The pigs corruption change the farm immensely too. Napoleon, which used false propaganda to tell lies about Snowball, was a cruel leader In the beginning of the book, all the animals wanted the revolution to happen, because they wanted to overthrow Mr. Jones, which would lead them freedom. At a first moment, all the pigs wanted the transformation to happen, but after they became leaders, they made extreme changes.
The animals work together to learn to read, but once Snowball and Napoleon come into conflict and want power. Napoleon being the more selfish of the two, runs off Snowball to secure his spot at power over the farm and announces that the pigs will make the decisions from now on for the good of the other animals. Showing that that human nature is corrupted by power. Napoleon secures his power even more after the windmill collapses by having the dogs kill any animal involved in the destruction of the windmill.
Introduction In the canonical novel Animal Farm, George Orwell competently uses themes to position the reader to view Joseph Stalin as a tyrannical leader and create a scathing indictment on the Russian Revolution. Animal Farm is a masterwork of political satire and tale of oppressed uneducated underclass who longed for freedom but ultimately are exploited by assuming the very power that had originally oppressed them. 1st Paragraph - POWER THROUGH FEAR (JONES WILL COME BACK, DOGS)
For instance, Napoleon chose to fight the humans as a sign of strength and power. The animals won, but they still did not know the real reasons behind things because Napoleon just lied to them. Moreover, Napoleon executed the animals that betrayed him and supposedly helped Snowball on the other farm. This was completely unfair, and after the exile of the various animals, some started to notice that everyone on the farm was being treated without any respect whatsoever. “They were executed immediately, and fresh precautions for Napoleon’s safety were taken.”
The one main reason that the betrayal of Boxer could be an alternative climax is because when Napoleon sent Boxer to the knacker, everything went bad. After Boxer was sent to the knacker and killed, Squealer and Napoleon both lied saying, “The van had previously been the property of the knacker, and had been bought by the veterinary surgeon, who had not yet painted the old name out.” (page 125), the animals were relieved but this was not true. This is about the start of when Napoleon and the pigs start to turn into humans, “It was a pig walking on his hind legs.” (page 132), and changing their commandments just a little so that no animal will really notice.
Large conglomerates such as Proctor and Gamble manipulate the law for their own profit just to make another washing up liquid with a new name that has some point burned out the eyes of a tiny abused animal. How can you ignore this? Sadistic companies that prey on the weak and defenceless animals treat them like objects, things that they can control and manipulate for their own benefit. Well I ask you know to join me, take a stand and give them a taste of their own poison.
Corruption had been present in human society since the beginning of time. Dishonesty, crime, exploitation, extortion, nepotism, demoralization… all contributing factors of corruption. In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell the author links power with corruption through the action of the animal leaders. The pig leaders promised a different farm where every animal was equal, but in the end, power corrupted and the pigs reverted back to the abusive ways of Farmer Jones. Similar to that of Animal farm, there are numerous examples of corruption that are present in modern day and past society.