Animal Farm By George Orwell Essays

2033 Words Nov 13th, 2015 9 Pages
Having sole power over society has the ability to change a person’s character and reliability; corrupting them. In the story Animal Farm by George Orwell, the character of Napoleon gains sole power over Animal Farm and becomes a totalitarian leader. Napoleon initially lacks the same intellectual skills as Snowball which make him a good leader. As Napoleon becomes the leader of Animal Farm he abuses his power turning into a totalitarian leader; overall, Orwell suggests that anyone who is given sole power of a government will become corrupt.
Initially in Animal Farm, Snowball is the chosen leader because Napoleon lacks the same intellectual skills as him. Napoleon is known as someone who gets what he wants by looking fierce, whilst Snowball is known for being inventive and creative. The intellectual skills that Snowball has make him superior to Napoleon because they give him the ability to provide new ideas and systems that will help Animal Farm become independent from the humans. The animals are more inclined to follow Snowball than Napoleon because he is more relatable. He animals can relate to Snowball’s ambitions because they also have hopes and dreams for their future and the ideas Snowball is giving them, gives them confidence in their future and something to dream about. But the animals are unable to relate to Napoleon because he scares the other animals. The animals can’t relate to someone who they are scared of because the feeling of fear makes them change their…

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