Animal Farm Leadership Analysis

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In this world, there are variety of ways for everyone to experience “leadership.” For instance, an explorer that uses his/her tools to create paths for others to follow can surely be considered as being a “leader,” or shows “leadership.” Furthermore, students who creates clubs and teaches other students with the same interest may also be considered as showing “leadership.” However, there are not only people that show strong leadership, but there are also people that show weak leadership. George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm, uses characters of the book to show poor and excellent leadership, and sends readers a significant message: when proper leadership is not portrayed from the leader, that leader cannot stay in that position any longer.…show more content…
Jones represents poor leadership due to his irresponsible action at the beginning of the story. Orwell starts off chapter one with a sentence describing Jones’ careless act: “Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes” (3). This sentence gives readers two information. First, the sentence informs readers that Mr. Jones is the owner of the Manor Farm. Second, the sentence shows that Mr. Jones is an irresponsible owner because he forgets to shut the popholes. This event is the initial cause that made animals of the farm slowly start to plan a rebellion against Mr. Jones. After hours of time, out of nowhere, “Jones and his men suddenly found themselves being butted and kicked from all sides”(19). In other words, Jones is kicked out of his farm due to his poor leadership. Improper actions will almost definitely lead to an impeachment of the leader, but honorable actions will give those leaders respect from…show more content…
Old Major tends to influence the animals of the farm positively throughout his life. For example, Old Major sings Beasts of England, which “threw the animals into the wildest excitement” (13). Old Major singing Beasts of England unifies all the animals of the farm into one, as Beasts of England turns into a song that motivates all animal to work harder in the future. Unifying a group into one, and giving motivations using songs show that Old Major have powerful leadership. Furthermore, Old Major is the first one to establish an idea of “rebellion” to the farm, explaining and persuading other comrades to follow his vision. For example, old Major says, “whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy” (11). This quote is indicating to humans, who stands on two feet. Old Major wants to emphasize that humans are evil, and that animals need their own freedom and right. Establishing a clear vision of rebellion, and sharing those visions with other comrades show that Old Major can “lead” an idea. Lastly, Old Major’s teachings has led Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer to elaborate “old Major’s teachings into a complete system of thought, to which they gave the name of Animalism” (16). Animalism is what all the animals of the farms are fighting for against humans. If Old Major did not teach anything, and the term “animalism” was not created, the animals would have never had freedom. Old Major teaching

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