Does Napoleon Have Too Much Power In Animal Farm

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Williams 1 Aaron Williams English Gate 3-4 Coords 2 October 2012 Power means different thing to different people. Some say that having power is being in control or is to influence others to do as you say. In other words power is the ability to exert influence. Others may envy that certain individuals have the confidence and ability to take power and take initiative. This applies to the book, because a certain character takes initiative and had much of the power, and took control of the farm. A character in the novel that stands out, and had great power is a pig named Napoleon. Napoleon emerges as the leader of Animal Farm after the Rebellion. Napoleon uses military force (his nine loyal attack dogs) to intimidate the other animals and consolidate his power. In his supreme craftiness, Napoleon proves more treacherous than his counterpart, Snowball. People that have too much power tend to make you live in fear so they can keep their power over you. Just cause you have the ability to take control, it does not mean you should consolidate it and expand power-base just to make sure you are completely unassailable and unaccountable.…show more content…
The sheep perhaps were his most important tools throughout the novel. They were, for sure, a deciding factor in Napoleon's rise to power. This can relate to a person having too much power, because in order for people to take control they gather others to join in on them, and soon take over. One of Napoleons ways of manipulating the animals was by persuading them to do as he says, and the outcome will be better for everyone. Boxer the horse once states, "Napoleon is always right". This quote is significant, it shows how Napoleon brainwashed most of the animals to believe everything he tells them to
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