Three Big Defects In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Three Big Defects in Napoleon Since human beings began to live together and form communities, someone in the community gained power and eventually governed the whole society without exception. This is a universal fact regardless of time and place. I f you look at world history, you will soon discover various types of political institution: monarchy, democracy, aristocracy, republic, bureaucracy, tyranny, and accordingly you will notice different types of leader. Nevertheless, none of them ever succeeded in maintaining the social system forever, because whenever he or she too one policy, it always made some contended but left others dissatisfied As a result, the existing authority was overthrown by a newly-rinsing power.…show more content…
Taking this into account, however, I can affirm that Napoleon, a main character in George Orwell’s Animal Farm is not an efficient leader for three reasons. First of all, Napoleon oppresses the animals by force and fear. Some of the animals question his way of governing, but no one can declare so because they are afraid of his crucial punishments. Cunning Napoleon establishes a formidable army which consists of nine dogs. He himself raises these dogs from puppies, separating them from other animals so that they will be his obedient soldiers. The others are convinced by his tricky explanation that he educates the puppies with responsibility and they soon forget them until suddenly, “there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn”(35). At that time, Napoleon and Snowball conflict over the construction of a windmill, and the animals gather to decide whether they will build it or not. However, because of this unexpected advent of an army, the issue is overturned. It is a kind of…show more content…
The beginning is the monopoly of apples and milk by the pigs. Despite the assumptions of others that these will be apportioned to everyone, he manifest that only pigs have the right to enjoy them. The excuses on the part of pigs is “milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well- being of a pig”(23). This seems to be merely a preference over the foods, but starts to establish the superiority of the pigs. Over time, the privilege of pigs, especially Napoleon, expands so broadly that “the gun would be fired every year on Napoleon’s birthday, as well as on the other two anniversaries”(62). Such preferential treatment is unreasonable and against the initial principle that all animals are equal but no animals feel discomfort. They become accustomed to the gradual changes and their sense is paralyzed. The trend of prejudice towards pigs becomes obvious in the last part of the story. “It was laid down as a rule that when a pig and any other animals met on the path the other animal must stand aside”(76). Unlike the previous order of apples and milk, the instruction is not even accompanied by justification. The dominance of pigs over other animals has already been consolidated. He is obsessed with the ambition to seek pig’s supremacy and engaged in making the others believe so with reasons which seem reasonable at
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