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Compare and contrast snowball & napoleon -evaluate their respective qualities for leadership, -how do the animals respond to each and why are their responses different?- why does napoleon constantly use snowball as a scapegoat?

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Compare and contrast snowball & napoleon -evaluate their respective qualities for leadership, -how do the animals respond to each and why are their responses different?- why does napoleon constantly use snowball as a scapegoat? Napoleon and Snowball are both very interesting characters. Their main, comparable desire is the leadership position on the farm, however, their tactics were completely different, and they were constantly devising plans against each other. This resulted in a massive power struggle between the two competing leaders. Napoleon form the beginning seems to be a corrupt character. Napoleon seems to be an aggressive animal and always has it going his way. Napoleon is the biggest pig from all of them but so is Snowball but the look in Napoleons eyes and his own strength made him fearful to others. Napoleon is hanging around the shades in the beginning of the revolution but we see him make clever moves which Snowball does not detect. When Napoleon and Snowball were in the meetings Napoleon would always go against Snowballs ideas and suggestions which showed his strong self determination and his exist stance and importance to the other animals present "Napoleon and Snowball were by far the most active in debates. ...read more.

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This is the disadvantage which brought Snowball down. Also when Snowball had organized a few committees to help the animals which ended in a disaster like the committee to tame wild animals "The attempt to tame wild animals, for instance, broke down immediately" and this again was used later on by Napoleon to show that Snowball was incapable of doing things. This was all due to his rush and miscalculations. When it comes down to who had greater leadership skills in the beginning we see two very obvious reasons why it was Snowball rather than Napoleon. In the battle of the cowshed it is Snowball that is the hero of the day. We see Snowball attack first "Snowball launched his first attack" and it was Snowball that was heading the attack and who got hurt " The pellets scored bloody streaks along Snowballs back. Without halting for an instant Snowball flung his fifteen stone against Jones's Leg" The Hero of the day who truly fling himself into battle was in fact Snowball. ...read more.

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In order to support the view that Snowball is a traitor, Napoleon needs to spread some propaganda. This is a clever move by Napoleon as he knows that in fact all these problems encountered by the farm as mostly from lack of attention by the pigs and the lack or proper planning. There is nothing easier than to point the finger to someone else and that is what Napoleon does and gets away with it in the end. The two pigs started off from the beginning with a set of different characters, one would rule and one would go. We cannot really say that they both had the same vision at the beginning and we definitely cannot say that we would have the same outcome in either of the two leaderships. A slight point which is being made there by the Author in my opinion is that the one who is stronger physically and has more power in the form of terror almost wins no matter how smart or kind his opponent is. In this case we witness a strong Napoleon taking over and a smart helpful Snowball being thrown out of the farm. ...read more.

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