Animal Farm Essay

708 WordsOct 22, 20133 Pages
Animal Farm Animal Farm written by George Orwell is a novel about the power struggle between human and animal. Sometimes though the real power struggle is not between you and someone, but keeping it. This novel is the perfect example of when animals or even people gain power alone they can abuse the power, and will do anything to keep it. Under the rain of Napoleon they become self-absorbed not caring about how they lead, abusing the power that they worked so hard to gain. But under the rain of Napoleon and Snowball they show characteristics that all good leaders use. The pigs under the rain of Napoleon do not qualify as good leaders. When Napoleon and Snowball “ruled” together they do qualify to be great leaders. The novel Animal Farm illustrates the pigs as self-absorbed and they start not care about how the lead the other animals. While Napoleon is the sole real leader of Animal Farm. The pigs especially Napoleon believes that they are superior to the other animals on the farm. Making them over self-confident about themselves. Squealer tells the other animals how much of a good leader Napoleon is alone. Squealer tells the animals that Napoleon is basically a hero for taking over everything by himself “I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility.” (Orwell 37). He then continues to say things to keep the animals liking Napoleon, so he will have control of them. “No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would only be too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?” (Orwell 37). An example of the pigs not caring is near the end of

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