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Animal Farm – Napoleon and Snowball

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Animal Farm - Napoleon and Snowball In this essay, I will be comparing the differences between Napoleon and Snowball. I will compare their opinions and ideologies, their interaction and treatment of the other animals, their contribution to the farm, and their influence to the other animals and how their characters change throughout the first act. Napoleon's opinions are different from Snowball's in a number of ways. Napoleon believes that the farm should be defended "Everyone must be trained in the use of firearms" and Snowball thinks that the farm doesn't need to be defended because nobody should want to attack it. "We have no need to defend ourselves," This tells us that Napoleon is more violent than Snowball, because Snowball didn't want violence initially, but not later on in the play Napoleon is gentle towards the other animals so that they listen to him and he gets what he wants. ...read more.


Napoleon didn't like this idea so he urinated on the plan and exiled him from the farm. He then told the animals that the windmill was actually his idea and Snowball was a traitor. This confuses the audience slightly, because originally the windmill was Snowball's idea, then Napoleon stole it. Napoleon influences the other animals by constantly telling them that Jones will come back unless they do what they were told, "Jones will come back" This kept the animals on their toes and made sure that they didn't slack in their work. Snowball influences the other animals by telling them of wonderful things and places "The old should be allowed to retire to a home of rest in the orchard" This makes the animals work because they are always dreaming of these things and, considering the last quote, make them feel like they are working towards a better life. ...read more.


These positions change throughout the first Act as they become more involved in the farm. Both Napoleon and Snowball placed themselves as leaders the second Old Major died. Snowball taught himself how to read, "We pigs taught ourselves how to read and write," and Napoleon taught the young puppies. Later on in Act one Napoleon organised "The Battle Of The Cowshed" this was when the farmers came back to claim their farm & the animals fought them off. Napoleon and Snowball were working together as leaders until the point when Napoleon called his dogs to exile snowball from the farm. From that point on Napoleon called himself leader of animal farm. With Snowball gone, changed the rules "Sunday morning debates are cancelled" "In future, all questions relating to the working of the farm will be settled by a special committee of pigs, presided over by me." These actions by Napoleon and Snowball clearly show that of the non-fictional characters in from Russia ?? ?? ?? ?? Steven Pelling Candidate Number: 8089 Centre Number: 14304 ...read more.

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