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Animal Farm - Describe and discuss Napoleons methods of governing.

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Animal Farm Describe and discuss Napoleons methods of governing In the novel Animal Farm written by George Orwell, the animals struggle to create their own society based on fairness and equality. Power and control of the farm went from Mr. Jones to Snowball and from Snowball to Napoleon. After the rebellion took place the idea of Animalism began and the seven Commandments were produced. Animalism was a difficult idea for all the animals to follow and live by as many of them were not very intelligent apart from the pigs. The failure of Animal Farm was mostly due to the pig's power over the other animals and the greed and wishes that the pigs wanted to achieve. The most corrupt of the leaders was Napoleon and he uses several methods of gaining more power and running Animal Farm. What ever Napoleon did to structure and form his government in the early stage was to help him later on. The first sign of corruption from Napoleon and the pigs was when the animals had milked the three cows and produced five buckets of milk before they all went to harvest. ...read more.

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He does his by using the puppies he trained: "Nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball" That was the last they saw of Snowball. With Snowball gone from Animal Farm Napoleon could now get all the animals to do what he wanted. The firs thing he did was to abolish the Sunday meeting and he also formed a committee. Some animals were still baffled at the departure of Snowball but were too scared to say any thing because of the intimidating dogs but others were just to dumb to understand like Boxer: "Even Boxer was vaguely troubled. He set his ears back, shook his forelock several times, and tried hard to marshal his thoughts; but in the end he could not think of anything to say" Squealer had a very large in put in the way that Napoleon governed. Squealer was sly, greedy and crafty. He is also a great persuasive speaker and is very manipulative, it could be said that his description is his name. Squealer uses his intelligence to persuade the other animals on the farm into doing what Napoleon wants, even if they don't really want to do it. ...read more.

Conclusion

The collapse of Animal Farm had to do with Animalism itself, the animals, and the corruption of the pigs. At the beginning the animals are looking for freedom and equality and when they get it some of the animals take advantage and ruin it for the others. Everything the animals did to overcome humans, to gain equality was done for nothing. So it is true that too much power brings the worse in people and animals. Any amount of power also corrupts. Great or little power corrupts us in a way that is immoral. Overall Napoleon was a terrible leader as he did not have any leadership qualities as he was greedy and selfish, unlike Snowball how would have managed the farm a lot better and more fairly the Napoleon as Snowball was thinking like a leader and he was all ways trying to find ways of improving things. Where as Napoleon just wanted more and more power and due to Napoleons becoming the atrocious leader of Animal Farm it soon collapsed and Animal Farm was abolished, which meant that the pigs and humans got what they wanted. ...read more.

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