Who Is Napoleon Inhumane In Animal Farm

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In the satiric novel entitled Animal Farm by George Orwell, the character Napoleon is seen as a dictator, due to his harsh approach of handling Animal Farm after the rebellion against Farmer Jones. The pigs seize control over the farm, causing the farm to slowly decline, becoming an uncivilized society. The pigs manipulate the animals into believing that they are in a better state, but in reality they were in a better position with the leadership of Farmer Jones. Napoleon is deceiving, inhumane, and tyrannical, and he oppresses the animals of the farm, violating his own rules. Without the leadership of Napoleon, the farm would have thrived and flourished more than it did. Napoleon maintains control over the farm by deceiving the animals.…show more content…
In addition, the hens refuse to lay the extraordinary egg amount that Napoleon insists on, so he displays merciless acts and “... [orders] the hens’ giving rations to be stopped, and decreed that any animal giving so much as a grain of corn to a hen should be punished by death” (24) which shows that Napoleon does not sympathize for the hens and orders them to produce more, no matter what. Napoleon is taking matters into his own hands, behaving ruthlessly to achieve what he demands. His personal interest is not affiliated with the hens, but himself. Furthermore, the animals are under the influence that Snowball is leading them to sabotage the farm, so “they were all slain on the spot...there was a pile of corpses lying before Napoleon’s feet and the air was heavy with the smell of blood” (27). Napoleon’s deceitful expertises are influencing the animals to confess their sins, stating that Snowball made them do it. The executions serve as an example to the remaining animals, of what will happen if they disobey Napoleon. Napoleon’s heinous actions provide fear for the animals causing them to not question Napoleon as their leader, forcing them to cooperate even if they disagree with the matter at

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