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Animal Farm - the leadership skills of Napoleon the pig.

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Anna Wrobel Animal Farm Critical Evaluation When you read Animal Farm, by George Orwell, you might think that it is only a science fiction book , but if you study this deeper we can easily deduce that it is an analogy to the Russian Revolution. Even though most people do not see, Animal Farm is a book about the Russian Revolution, where each character represents an important personage and where the plot is based on what happen in that country. Animal Farm is about a group of unfair treated animals planning to seek revenge over humans. Their plan was to take over Manor Farm. The creator of the magical idea was Old Major, he had a dream one night and he woke up and told the other animals what happened in his dream. However three nights later he died. But the other animals carried on his dreams to take over the farm. Seeing as Old Major was a pig, the pigs decided to take over because they were the cleverest animals on the farm. However not everything at the end turns to be like in Old Majors dream. Napoleon is an effective and cleaver leader because he uses the puppies to become he guards by educating them saying to the animals that the education of the young is much more important than the education of the adults. ...read more.


When the animals almost have nothing to eat we can see that Napoleon and the other pigs have a whole table of food only for them self?s. ?The animals? were not badly off throughout that summer in spite of the harness of their work? This shows that Napoleon doesn?t really care about the other animals if they are hungry or tired. The only thing that Napoleon cares about is alcohol and money. I think that this step to power is very significant because it shows how much actually Napoleon cares about the rest of the animals and what he actually cares about. Napoleon as a very cleaver pig confuses the animals on the ?Animal Farm? about who is the real enemy. To make he plans come true he uses Snowball to protect himself so if anything when wrong he could blame it on Snowball. When Napoleon?s puppies were ready, Napoleon ordered them to kick out Snowball out of ?Animal Farm? so he can take over the animals and the farm. ?When anything went wrong it was immediately attributed to Snowball. This proves that Napoleon uses Snowball to get what he wants. Since Napoleon kicked out Snowball there are bad things happening on the farm. ...read more.


At the end of the book Napoleon changes all the seven commandments into one commandment which is ?All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than other? This says that Napoleon doesn?t think that all animals are supposed to be treated equally because they are not like him because they aren?t smart. I think that this was the most moving step to power because it shows how does actually Napoleon and the other pigs treats the poor animals who are trying to do everything that Napoleon says. However this is the most important step to power to ?What makes Napoleon a special leader?? because it talks about how dose he controls the animals and how can he fixes a problem. In conclusion, we can appreciate the message about leadership skills being conveyed to us by George Orwell in ?Animal Farm? through a variety of ways. The writer effectively creates the character of Napoleon who we can compare to the Russian leader Joseph Stalin. Napoleon employs tactics such as teaching the young and keeping the adults ignorant as well as secretly increasing the workload. He further goes on to create a common enemy that the animals can blame for anything that goes wrong and how he uses propaganda to get animals trust. I particularly admire the author?s use of characterisation and how he introduces humour into the novella to highlight the flaws in dictatorship. ...read more.

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