Examples Of Napoleon's Corruptive Power In Animal Farm

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Napoleon’s Corruptive Power
“Long live Animal Farm, Long live Comrade Napoleon, Napoleon is always right!” (Orwell 125). In George Orwell's Animal Farm, Squealer, Napoleon's right hand, claims that these are Boxer’s last words before he dies. This story takes place on Manor Farm in London, in the mid 1900’s. The story begins with the animals on the farm displeased with how their leader, Mr Jones, has been treating them. The animals overthrow him as leader and elect Napoleon and Snowball to take his place. Napoleon eventually ejects Snowball as leader and starts to becomes very lousy towards the animals, just as Jones had. Near the end, the pigs start to act like humans, yet they had despised them near the beginning of the plot. Napoleon's corruptive
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When the windmill had been damaged, Napoleon automatically blamed Snowball, and manipulated the animals into believing it was him. One night, the windmill had collapsed after a storm in the night, “‘Comrades’, he said quietly, ‘do you know who is responsible for this? Do you know the enemy that has come in the night and overthrown our windmill? SNOWBALL!’” (Orwell 82). Even though Napoleon had no evidence, he made Snowball a Scapegoat so that the animals would become angry with Snowball, and follow under his rule. In addition, whenever anything bad happened on the farm, Snowball was always first to blame. It had been assumed that Snowball had been creeping around the farm at night, “Whenever anything went wrong on the farm it became usual to attribute it to Snowball. If a window was broken or a drain was blocked up, someone was certain to say that Snowball came in the night and done it” (Orwell 88). Napoleon could not bear the fact of something going wrong on his farm, he did not want to be seen as the one who caused the problems, so he blamed Snowball. Snowball has been used as a scapegoat for Napoleon, as he manipulated the animals into believing that if anything went wrong, Snowball was to blame.
To conclude, Napoleon’s corruptive power has caused him to take advantage of the farm, and leaving chaos with everything he did. He’s left the animals hungry

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