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"Napoleon is a selfish pig who used his comrades for own purpose".

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Holiday Assignment "Napoleon is a selfish pig who used his comrades for own purpose". Illustrate how true thus statement is with the reference to Boxer and Snowball. Napoleon, the leader, is very authoritative and selfish. Napoleon is a tyrant. It is very likely Napoleon is conspiring to take over Animal Farm so that he can take advantage of the situation of having many animals at his disposal. He is the one that initiated the violation of established resolutions, and concealed it by altering the resolutions. What satisfies his pleasure the most is what takes precedence over everything-the animals, honesty, commandments, etc. He gives himself the credit for every good thing, without any recognition to the other animals, such as the building of the windmill, which he announces the mill will be named Napoleon Mill, and the victory of the windmill. ...read more.


Although Boxer is quick to help and shows much dedication to Animal Farm's ideals, Napoleon and the rest of the pigs makes use of his weaknesses. For example, he accepts the pigs as his 'teachers' and believes and absorbs everything the pigs say and trusts the pigs to make all his decisions for him because he thinks that he and the other animals in the farm will be able to benefit from their leadership. Boxer is slowwitted and naively decides to trust the pigs to make his decisions. The great cart-horse Boxer devotes himself to the cause, taking "I will work harder" as his maxim and committing his great strength to the prosperity of the farm. ...read more.


Napoleon looks as though he is a good leader that cares for his fellow comrades. But in fact, he constantly alters the commandments to suit his needs and made use of the animals which were not as clever and intelligent to serve him and listen to his commands blindly. Besides taking advantage of Boxer and Snowball, Napoleon also makes use of the other animals in the farm. He uses the sheep as a tool of propaganda to promote the maxim "Four legs good, two legs bad!" which at the end of the book becomes "Four legs good, two legs better!" He also uses the pig Squealer as a minister of propaganda and a "mouthpiece" to pass on messages to the rest of the animals. Eddy Ng (31) 2G ...read more.

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