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How does Napoleon gain controle of Animal Farm.

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Napoleon takes control of the farm by the means of propaganda, fear and suppressing his enemies. Squealer is Napoleons propaganda machine. Squealer uses propaganda against the less clever animals. Napoleon also exploits the animals in the farm. He uses the dogs as his fear instrument. Napoleons public relations man is squealer. Not only does he use propaganda but he also does all of the brain work around the farm. Napoleon gets rid of snowball his main enemy, he also gets rid of four pigs and a few chickens. This shows power but also shows that Napoleon was scared and threatened by Snowball and others that oppose him. At the beginning of the story Napoleon, Squealer and Snowball begin to stand out from the rest of the animals. The cows produced two buckets of creamy frothing milk at which many of the animals looked with considerable interest. When they had come back from the fields the milk had disappeared. ...read more.

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He also exploits the animals in the way that they produce all of the food and drink, and Napoleon, Squealer and the other pigs consume it. This is a lot like when Jones was running the farm. Napoleon started to change the commandments throughout the novel. 'No animal shall sleep in a bed with out sheets' 'With out sheets' was added for the pleasure of the pigs this meant that they could sleep in the beds, but they didn't need the sheets because they were in the barn house. Also the pigs said that they would never sleep in the barn house at the beginning of the story but Napoleon moved into it because it was more comfortable and warm. He also uses the dogs as a fear factor. Napoleon took nine puppies, born to Tessie and Bluebell, and kept them away from the rest of the animals. He made it his job to train them. ...read more.

Conclusion

Napoleon also blackmails the animals. For example when the animals are building the windmill he says, "This work is strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half. This quote shows Napoleon does no care for the animals he only wants the job done. Napoleon has gained control of animal form by the means of propaganda, power, fear and suppressing his enemies. He starts to take over during the beginning of the story when he steals the apples and the milk. This shows he is greedy and taking more than his fair share. He than gets rid of snowball and other opposing enemies. He becomes more powerful when he gets his nine guard dogs. He then starts to spend a lot more time away form the rest of the animals and becomes paranoid. He kills animals which admit to crimes they did not commit. In the end he becomes a human. He dresses like a human walks on his hind legs and carries a whip around. He has taken over animal farm without the animals realising. ...read more.

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