George Orwell's Animal Farm suggests, "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" How do Napoleon and the other pigs take control and have absolute power over the animals?

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Animal Farm

George Orwell’s Animal Farm suggests, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely” How do Napoleon and the other pigs take control and have absolute power over the animals?

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. While Old Major telling the ending of the story Mr Jones shot him. 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 people on the farm. Napoleon and the other animals scared Snowball the noble pig away because they knew he would figure out that Napoleon was inflicting cruelty on the other animals. The other animals thought Napoleon was always right.

“Napoleon is always right”

The animals thought this because they didn’t have the brains to figure out that Napoleon was wrong.

Animal Farm could be seen as an innocent fable or a fairy story, but it hides a much more complex story. Its deeper meaning is that of revolutions, dictatorships and also a warning of what can happen under a totalitarian state.

A fable is a short story with a moral meaning. The fable makes the story more accessible to a large audience. Animal Farm was written by George Orwell to put views of revolution across.

Orwell’s representation of historical figures is accurate. Each character is a portrait of a person involved in the Russian revolution and its progression to dictator led to communism. The repetition of the key events is important because they mention it in the story a few times. They sing the song and make a day for the day they took over the farm. The pigs are an example of the Russian revolution leaders because the pigs never worked in the fields; they just gave orders to the other animals. Napoleon is the clear leader of the pigs after Snowball was scared away. Orwell describes Napoleon as:

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“Not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way”

But he describes Snowball, the noble character as:

“ Snowball was a more vivacious pig that Napoleon, quicker is speech and more inventive.”

Orwell uses Snowball and Napoleon so that he can show that revolutions leaders used more tactics than other possible candidates that were more resourceful, sensitive and intelligent. An example of the hatred of Napoleon on Snowball is when Napoleon urinated on Snowball’s blueprints of the construction of the windmill. Napoleon did this because of pure jealousy. He knew it ...

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