“Snowball and Napoleon butted the door open with their shoulders and the animals entered in single file…Snowball and Napoleon called them together.” The words “entered” and “single file” shows and tells the reader that Snowball and Napoleon were in charge. The word “butted” tells the reader that it was abrupt and sudden. It also tells you that there was no signal and the fact that they “butted” in tells the reader that they are at a higher status than all the other animals. Because Orwell has described Napoleon as “fierce” it tells the reader that he is ruthless in competition. Orwell successfully makes the reader think and let them know how Napoleon “plays his cards” and how all the animals have so much respect for Napoleon even though he doesn’t speak as much as Snowball.
From the beginning Napoleon starts to build up his power over Animal farm. As soon as Jones is kicked out he finds in the farmhouse just by “luck” Black puppies which he sneaks out and hides from Snowball and the other animals. He will them use them later on in the book to try take power and keep order in Animal farm. He uses them like a lot of leaders through history as his elite troops like Hitler had the SS. Stalin the KGB and Emperor Napoleon had the Imperial Guard.
Winter is almost here.” Squeaky replied, “I’m not worried, I can collect all of my nuts right before the first snowfall.” November came and went and Chippy continued to collect nuts. Squeaky still played happily in the meadow. Chippy said, “Squeaky, November is almost over, the first snowfall will be here soon.” Squeaky replies, “I can collect twenty nuts a day, much faster than your one little nut a day.” Chippy still continued to collect nuts everyday and when the first snowfall came, he went to hide in his little burrow. Squeaky was still playing in the field when the first snowfall came. He hastily went to try and collect nuts but none could be found.
Power and Communication are dangerous things in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Orwell’s satirical novel mocks the political oppression placed on the people of Russia, by the Totalitarian Government, in the middle of 20th century. The book Animal Farm puts across the opinions of socialists on the corrupt regime that caused the population to suffer. The lower down a person in the hierarchy, the poorer they were, and the poorer they became, is put across in the book, and represents the reality in Russia. The book however is clearly set in England, so as not to directly insult the Russian Government.
There is some immediate conflict between two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball. For a while they work together to help liberate the farm, but soon napoleon starts behaving rather oddly doing things like: drinking the milk which the animals had gathered and stealing away bluebell and Jessie’s puppies for himself. He manages to turn all of the other animals on snowball and takes control of the farm himself. He ‘alters’ the seven commandments and by the end you cannot tell the difference between the humans and the animals. The entire book is an allegory for the Russian revolution; he uses small metaphors to symbolize some of the things which happened during the Russian revolution.
Now scapegoat is again Snowball, so "Whenever anything went wrong it becomes usual to attribute it to Snowball." Third, he is a perfect deceiver. He is, of course, a perfect deceiver, cynic, agnostic and hypocrite. He is dishonest and treacherous; this is apparent from the episodes of milk, apples and whole business of Snowball's Windmill. Although he does not like the taste of the milk and apples, yet he forces these down in order to stay healthy and supervise.
But what if the big bad wolf really wasn’t so bad? This idea is explored in The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, where the wolf just has a bad cold and was looking for some sugar from his very rude pig neighbors. As a child, I remember loving how funny this book was, but I appreciate it even more as an adult. It’s funny to hear things from the poor wolf’s perspective, like that he didn’t mean to sneeze and blow the first two pigs houses down, and that he was just trying to make a cake for his grandmother. I really enjoyed the story.
Unfortunately Old Major passed away shortly after his speech to the animals leaving Snowball and Napoleon to struggle for control of his legacy. Major is the character credited of transforming Manor Farm to Animal Farm by leaving the animals of the novel his words of power and knowledge inspiring the Rebellion of Animal Farm. Old Major portraying wisdom, inspiration and leadership even just for a short amount of time brought the animals together to fight for themselves , take care of the farm and evolve the legacy of Animal Farm. There is no doubt that Old Major was the wisest of the animals on the farm. He was the oldest which contributes to his knowledge and wisdom because he had witnessed and observed many processes to the cycle of farm animal life and has been around longer than many of the other animals.
Pigs or Humans? The book, Animal Farm, has significant values, important symbolism and, useful lessons. It’s about greed, corruption, and distrust among a society, and how an imbalance in knowledge can create social classes that aren’t necessary. Napoleon takes control of Animal Farm little by little, changing the rules one at a time, and using his power to get what he wants. His tactics are smart but are also politically incorrect.
In addition, the belief that the pigs have the power to repel the humans makes them as supreme authority figures and Napoleon is almost God-like to some, which makes his words become the animal’s laws without much argument. By Chapter 7, the animal’s “faith” in the pigs is so strong that they are able to accept the mass executions in the farmhouse and all of the false stories about Snowball being as bad as Mr. Jones. In this quote: “They did not know which one was more shocking – the treachery of the animals who had leagued themselves with Snowball, or the cruel retribution they had just witnessed.” It shows that the animals think leaguing with Snowball (who wasn’t just a assumed criminal all his life but used to be a popular idol and hero to the animals) was in the same level as seeing their brethren killed in one event by their leader. Another quote: “Ah, that is different!” said Boxer. “If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right.” Before this quote, Boxer was arguing passionately against Squealer about Snowball’s alignment until the latter mentions that their leader, comrade Napoleon, said that Snowball was with humans.