Why Do Leaders Become Corrupt By Power

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Have you ever wondered why leaders/dictators become corrupt by power so quickly? It may be because the power makes the leaders feel powerful like no one can touch them, and that the person in charge may think they are more important than the common people. One reason leaders become corrupt is because they can do what they want without question. In “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, Napoleon abuses his power because he thinks he is more important than all other animals. Additionally, Napoleon becomes corrupt because he gets carried away with trying to get more power. Leaders become corrupt by power easily when they think they are better than common people, can make changes to society without question, and when they get carried away with trying…show more content…
For example, when Napoleon and the other pigs take all the apples and milk from the other animals. According to Squealer’s speech in “’Animal Farm”, you do not image, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by science, comrades) contains substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig.’” Basically, Squealer is saying that the pigs do not even like milk and apples that they have to eat and drink them; not by choice or selfishness, but by the well-being of the farm. Squealer even says that this fact has been proved by scientists and it is not out of the privileges or selfishness, but where is this scientists who proved it and all the facts from it. He is using the animal’s stupidity against them knowing that they would not question him about the fact or even questioning him at all. He also states that he does not even like apples and milk to show the animals that they need to eat the apples and milk, because the pigs are the brain works and need to be health to run the

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