The Real Villain.
“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up at us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us a equals” by Winston Churchill. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, farm animals overthrow cruel and tyrant-like farmer, Mr.Jones. Little did they know that placing their blind faith onto their new leader, a pig named Napoleon, would lead them to a totalitarian system that would make them suffer just as much as Mr.Jones’s tyranny. Although Napoleon is portrayed the villain of this “fairy tale” having a manipulative, cruel, and repressive way; the true villain are the humans because the chain of events was started because Mr.Jones treated the animals badly, many of the characteristics that Napoleon developed as he grew into a more malicious character…show more content… Mr.Jones brought up certain things from within the animals, especially Napoleon. While Major, a wise and older hog, also kind of the leader of the animals is explaining his dream and plan he exclaims ”No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness and leisure after he is a year old” (pg. 7). All the animals rise up and also sing a revolutionary song called Beasts of England. This quote brings into the fact that the animals were being treated poorly. The solution Major came up with as a follow up to his dream was “remove man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever” (pg 7). He insinuates that the man was the driving force of the revolution, the need to rebel and “escape”. The animals felt miserable and developed a hate for Mr.Jones, a hate that they had to do something about. They say mother nature but be respected, for if placed in chains, she shall…show more content… A human is often the one that manipulates, looks to themselves as superior to animals, looks at their self interest and not at the benefit as a whole. One would not think an animal could become so much like a human, and the moment it happened was sure to create fear as when Napoleon walked in, “Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side, and with his dogs gambolling around him. He carried a whip in his trotter” (133). That was the defining moment but suspicions the reader got started when Napoleon attacks his comrade turned competition, Snowball. That night he came out with a few new friends, “They kept close to Napoleon, It was noticed they wagged their tails to him the same way they used to do to Mr.Jones” (53). The character traits only increased up until the end, when he can be seen toasting and speaking with the humans, owners of the other farm. The fact that he trained the dogs and had planned it from the very beginning to use them as a weapon is quite interesting in fact. Throughout the stories the comparisons to Mr.Jones grow too, he writes, trains animals, punishes them (the whip in his trotter), and becomes closer to the other farm owners of which he was rebelling from in the first place. If it was never mentioned that he was a pig, it would be believed he was a human in the first place. He becomes more