Napoleon's Power In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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n the novel Animal Farm, there is a very important character named Napoleon, who is a Berkshire boar that is determined, manipulative, and brutal. Napoleon demonstrates his determination when “... nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball… they were the puppies whom Napoleon had taken away from their mothers and reared privately”(Orwell 39). Orwell tries to make the readers think about the possibility of Napoleon doing harm against another animal. Napoleon knew that without Snowball he would become the superior leader. Napoleon shows that he will do anything just to get what he wants and he wants to rule over the farm. He does not want to share the power that he would have.…show more content…
Napoleon is manipulated in many ways. For example, Orwell states “ ‘No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets’ she announced… Clover had not remembered that the Fourth Commandment mentioned sheets”(49). Napoleon is now the most powerful animal on the farm, since Snowball was thrown out. The farmhouse has been vacated, but Napoleon had the idea of moving in. Since he is the leader of the farm, he thinks it's a good idea to have more space to himself. The Seven Commandments originally stated that no animal shall sleep in a bed, but Napoleon manipulated the rules and changed it to his liking. Instead of no animal shall sleep in a bed, he changed it to no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets. That would make the animals not to think bad of him and/or as if he was neglecting the rules. He will do literally anything to get what he wants. Also Napoleon is brutal and he shows that by “The three hens… stated that Snowball had appeared to them in a dream and incited them to disobey Napoleon’s orders. They, too, were slaughtered” (61). Napoleon is brutal, he slaughtered hens that had only dreamed about Snowball. Napoleon killed several animals for confessing stuff about
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