The pigs are “superior“ and it was “natural that they assume leadership“. This shows a great amount of corruption and the abuse of the totalitarian power. Another important example is later in the book when Snowball had fled, Napoleon had complete control over the farm and established absurd rules. “It was absolutely necessary. He said.
At the beginning, Napoleon, take the farm with Snowball when the farmer, Mr. Jones, left. He left after the revolution of the animals that Old Major begin. When he died, they begin the rebellion. When the farm was now for the animals, the pigs took the control of it. Napoleon begin to be in competition with Snowball, because he had a lot of idea, others liked him and he was the pig that decided the most.
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.
After the windmill is destroyed, Napoleon blames Snowball by saying that he is the traitor who is trying "to set back our plans and avenge himself for his ignominious expulsion” (82). Napoleon’s strong desire to keep power drives him to blame Snowball for the destruction of the windmill to make him look good, so he would not be blamed for all the destructions and injuries that occur within the Farm. This impels the animals to assume that Snowball is the victim and consequently the animals would rely on Napoleon to keep Snowball away for their protection. Squealer swindles the animals saying that the windmill was actually Napoleon’s invention and that his opposition towards it is just a fabrication in order “to get rid of Snowball, who was a dangerous character and a bad influence” (71). Napoleon’s only strategy is to make the animals under the impression that Snowball is the source of all destructions in order to keep his power.
Napoleon stayed in power by using the methods of Animalism, Fear, and Propaganda. These three reasons are why animals were too scared to overthrow him and to be free from his rule. One example of how Napoleon stays in charge is Animalism. Animalism was meant to be set in place keeping any animal from having more power than the others. Napoleon uses this to his advantage by having a basic first set of commandments which is “reduced to… ‘Four legs good, two legs bad.’ This, he said, contained the essential principle of Animalism.”.
Old Major, an old boar, teaches the animals about the Rebellion, a plan to overthrow Jones and take control. After Major passes, the animals decide to carry it out. All the animals come up with commandments, and two pigs take charge. Napoleon and Snowball fight over control of the farm; eventually, Napoleon finds way to kick Snowball out of the farm. Over the course of the book, Napoleon converts the farm into a place only benefiting the pigs, breaking the very beliefs it was started on.
He is the head of the farm and obviously represents Joseph Stalin. Napoleon at first starts with a good intention as a leader, but later into his power he becomes more power hungry and greedy. So did Stalin in Russia, when he left the real equality of socialism behind, giving himself the privilege to live a luxurious life and have all the power while the common people of the country were suffering. Napoleon, gaining much power, starts showing his true side as a dictator. In the novel he slaughter many animals who have been suspected to be against him and his rulings.
Leaders. They want the best for their country, and probably will do whatever they can for their country, but most do not contemplate how far a leader can tread for the sweet taste of power. In the allegorical fiction novella Animal Farm, George Orwell paints an image of what it would be like if animals took over a farm and started to adopt the ideas of socialism and capitalism. The leaders that take over are corrupt, a perfectly dystopian replica of our society. In the story, many animals represent real people from the Russian Revolution of the 1910s, and they start to form their own set of rules, called “animalism.” Lessons are learned inside the allegory and in modern society as well.
His humble beginnings and small homeland instilled in him an ambition to prevail over these shortcomings. This ambition, though not a fault in and of itself, was possibly his downfall and controlled most of his life decisions. For example, Bonaparte made valuable connections with important leaders of the French revolution by befriending them quickly leading to a promotion. “I no longer consider myself a mere general, but a man called upon to decide the fate of the people.” Napoleon declared this soon after one of his earliest victories phrasing it almost as if he’d been chosen upon by god like the royalty that preceded him. But revolutionary leaders don’t lead revolutions because they were selected by a divine being, they lead because their country is in dire need of change.
Mr. Jones notices them when they break into the area where the food is stored and whips them in order to counterattack but looses against animals attack and runs away from the farm. Rebellion happens in a few minutes and pigs takes the authority without any voting and then animals take control of the whole farm. With this, Orwell shows that power can be gained effortlessly when you supported by others. In the end, rebellion ends and rest of the pages shows the farm controlled by animals and corruption of power-obsessed pigs. It is undeniable fact that Animal Farm is a political parody of the Soviet Union.