Animal Farm: How Napoleon Stayed In Charge Having superiority over something is not easy. If put in the wrong hands, having superiority could destroy something as big as a country. In the story Animal Farm by: George Orwell a pig named Napoleon wanted to establish superiority over Manor Farm, but farmer Jones was in charge of the farm. So, Napoleon and the other animals held a rebellion against farmer Jones and the other humans then the animals kicked the humans off the farm and Napoleon slowly turns into a dictator over the farm. Napoleon stayed in charge of the farm by using fear, propaganda, and Animalism.
At first, the pigs work to get Mr. Jones off the land and they quarrel with him and his men when they waylaid them in the battle of Cowshed. Then they start conspiring with the neighboring farms and have men to make their deals for them. Suddenly, in the end Napoleon is walking on two feet along with the others and dressing like a man as he drinks with the humans and an amity is established. Honestly, this reversal did not take me by surprise at all, I was expecting nothing less from Napoleon. In conclusion, the story ‘Animal Farm’ is a extraordinary story about power and what it can do to a person or in this case an animal.
Unlike the other animals on the farm, Squealer was treated with more importance. “You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in spite of selfishness and privilege?”(George Orwell, 35). Squealer and other pigs of conformity have the consequence of being selfish in which their affected positively by caring for themselves, however, affected negatively because their needs are impacting other lives badly. “Milk and apples contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig”(George Orwell, 36). Animals other than pigs on the farm are treated unjustly due to most of the food supply being distributed to pigs.
Animal Farm CARTT Everyone has needs and wants. As power and greed come into play, people put their wants over the needs of others. They are so blinded by their desires that they fail to recognize if others’ necessities are met. In the novella Animal Farm, by George Orwell the more powerful and educated pigs take advantage of the inferior, weaker animals on the farm; overworking and manipulating them. As the Animal Farm rebellion grows more successful, the pigs and especially Napoleon, who takes the role of leader, begins to realize that he could exploit the rest of the animals for the pigs’ wants.
He tricks all of the stupid animals on the farm into working for the pigs’ benefit. Furthermore, he uses propaganda to gain power for himself. This shows his selfishness and greed toward the animals of his farm. Trump has done the same thing throughout the election. In addition, Squealer makes himself and Napoleon seem attractive because of their ideas of animal freedom.
Both supported the rebellion and approved Major’s ideas. Both pigs disputed the leadership of the Animal Farm and had huge arguments upon small points. Both pigs fought at the Cowshed batlle and supported the idea of Animalism or animals in power. Napoleon and Snowball have few similarities and many differences. They diverge in almost all points that can be a divergence and only agree when the is a threat to Animal Farm, such as Jones attack.
Manor Farm is a farm under Mr. Jones’ ownership, which is the farm where animals are being whip-lashed and nearly starved to death, because of this they decide to rebel and take over the farm. The author of the book Animal Farm, is George Orwell. Some of the main characters in this story are, Mr. Jones; the owner of the farm, Snowball; a pig, Napoleon; a pig; and Boxer; a horse. In Manor Farm, the animal were being mistreated so they wanted to rebel and take ownership of the farm. The animals went through a great deal of suffering and hard but it all paid off after they drove Mr. Jones out of the farm.
Even though work on Sunday afternoon was strictly “voluntary”, why are they being punished by decreasing their food supply by half? This is a way of oppressing the animals into doing more work because Napoleon is punishing the animals if they don’t follow the rules. Also, Squealer often manipulated the animals to thinking that whatever Napoleon is doing with humans was ok, since the rest of the animals do not have good memories. In chapter 6, Napoleon recently announced that they would start trading with the humans in order to gain supplies for the windmill. “Never to have any dealings with human beings, never to engage in trade, never to make use of money, had not these been among the earliest resolutions at the first triumphant Meeting after Jones was expelled?...Squealer made a round of the farm and set the animals’ mind to rest.
If they allowed a ruler to have absolute control over their lives, then the ruler would probably become corrupt from this power. Lack of education in society will most likely, let the educated to have power that can rule over the uneducated completely. Since the pigs have overall advantage in learning then other animals, they took control over the whole education system in the farm, so the animals became unable to see the power Napoleon and the pigs was gaining over
For an example, Boxer always says ‘Comrade Napoleon is always right’ even when he is not. In addition, Squealer often threatens the animals that Mr. Jones will return if they did not follow as instructed by Napoleon to manipulate the farm animals. For instance, pigs decided that the milk and windfall as well as the main crops of apples should be reserved for the pigs alone. Ostensibly, pigs need to be in healthy state as they claimed to be the Einstein of the welfare of the farm. Here also, Squealer threatens the animals that Jones would return if they oppose the idea.