Who Is Napoleon In Animal Farm

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In the book Animal Farm, by George Orwell, one of the main characters, Napoleon who is a noble boar, emerges as the leader of Animal Farm after the Rebellion. Napoleon who is a cruel, greedy and selfish pig seeks to govern the farm as a dictator who doesn't show much interest in the wellbeing of the animals. This essay will demonstrate and explain Napoleon and his character development and traits that make him who he is as the story continues to progress. Napoleon is a very selfish individual and this can be seen in the quotation, “At the meetings Snowball often won over majority by his brilliant speeches, but Napoleon was better at canvassing support for himself in between times.” (Orwell 35). This quotation from the passage explains Napoleon’s trait…show more content…
Napoleon only cares about what he wants and what he thinks is best for the animal farm but in reality he cares most about what’s best for him. Napoleon is also a very cruel ruler this can be seen in the quote from the passage, “At this moment there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws.” (39). This quotation helps explain why Napoleon is such a cruel individual, not only does he disagree with Snowball’s arguments, but also continues to chase Snowball off the farm in fear of losing the votes. Napoleon does not care about what he has to do to earn the things he believes are his. Napoleon feels as if he has all the power and the farm is under his supreme rule which he believes gives him the right to do what he desires causing him to become a very cruel dictator. Napoleon is also very greedy and we can see this in the passage, “Napoleon was now never spoken of simply as “Napoleon.” He Was always referred to in formal style as “our Leader, Comrade Napoleon,”
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