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NAPOLEON VS SNOWBALL

            At the beginning, after Jones was chased out of the farm, Napoleon and Snowball took the leadership of the farm. The two leaders had conflicted opinions, and they had different capabilities. While Napoleon was quiet, not talkative, cunning, always keeping things to himself, Snow ball was a good speaker, he made plans for the development of the farm, in other words, did everything to make a better life for the animals. Napoleon was planning to be the only ruler of the Animal Farm so he runs Snowball out of the farm with a pack of dogs. Immediately after running Snowball out of the farm, Napoleon begins to make changes to guarantee him absolute power. Poor animals believed this was for their own good and accepted Napoleon as their only true leader.

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NAPOLEON, THE LEADER

            Napoleon act more like tyrants as story continues to progress. Squealer acts as an orator with Napoleon enforcing the rules with his dogs. When speaking, Squealer only tells good things about Napoleon and performs as his right hand pig: “In his speeches, Squealer would talk with the tears rolling down his cheeks of Napoleon’s wisdom the goodness of his heart, and the deep love he bore to all animals everywhere, even and especially the unhappy animals who still lived in ignorance and slavery on other farms” (Orwell 35-36). This statement establishes Squealer position into the story as a public speaker whom talks only good things about Napoleon.

            The first sign of corruption was the change of the seven commandments. Later on the pigs steal the milk and apples and explain it with the lie that these foods have nutrients essential to pigs, which need these nutrients to carry on their managerial work. Another sign of the growing corruption was when the pigs started trading with the other farms. When the commandment by sleeping on a bed was broken, it was clear that the pigs were corrupt. From this point onwards, things went downhill as the pigs got more and more powerful and greedy and at the end of the story, all 7 commandments were broken.

            But also as the pigs grow in power, the state of the farm worsens. Although this fact is masked from the animals by the pigs, it is quite clear. Immediately after the rebellion, food was plentiful and the animals could get a double ration of corn, but as time passed the animals began to starve.

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