How Did (Did Not) The Pigs Qualify As Good Leaders

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The world is full of leaders: some are born and some are made. There are those, who use their given power to make everyone’s life better and there are those, who abuse power and use it to make their lives better. These two sides differ from another by a thread of sanity. One simple mistake could turn a good leader into a notorious one. In G.Orwell’s Animal Farm, there were two pigs- both of them filled with ideas for ´the better tomorrow´. Snowball, as one of the leading pigs, had a clear vision, what the future should look like, hence the seven commandments. It was said that all animals are equal {chapter II} and therefore the whole population should be treated as one being. Snowball believed that through that, they would all achieve happiness. The caring of others and making ones problem into everybody´s problem showed that he was a good leader. Normally, good leaders get many followers and of course Snowball got many admirers. What also made him a good leader was that he communicated with the animals. That gave him a high reputation in the eyes of the animals with far lesser intelligent than him. What also made him a good leader was being a good strategic. Take the Battle of the Cowshed {chapter IV} for instance; he knew how to act and what to do- he had a fool-proof plan. Snowball had opposition and he was called Napoleon. Napoleon was very radical and had a strong view on how the animal farm’s future should look like. In the story (after Snowball’s exile) Napoleon started to make a lot of changes in the community and in the seven commandments. He had a view that all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. What made him a good leader was that even if he would make a bad decision, he could change the fact so it would show him in the good light. For instance, when the first windmill demolished in a storm, Napoleon did not confess that he had
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