Napoleon's Role Of Leadership In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Leadership, the most essential piece to a revolution. Without the leadership of rebels nothing will succeed or happen. Napoleon takes leadership of the animals in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, using revolutionary leadership characteristics from major revolutions. In Animal Farm, leaders like the founding fathers and Vladimir Lenin, and revolutions like the Russian and French influence Napoleon. Napoleon's leadership in his revolution, and the leadership in three major revolutions felt around the world seem to be directly related. With Commandments, seizing the role of leadership forcefully, and taking action. Much like the American Revolution’s founding fathers and members of the Constitutional Convention, Napoleon creates …show more content…
Both leaders quickly take action, giving power for themselves. Napoleon in Animal Farm eliminates the competition and takes power for himself after driving off Snowball, as seen when “nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for snowball, who sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws. In a moment he was out of the door and they were after him.” pg. 53. Napoleon drives of the competitor for power (snowball) and takes the power for himself. This also secures his leadership, seen when clover thinks to herself, “Whatever happened she would remain faithful, work hard, carry out the orders that were given to her, and accept the leadership of Napoleon.” pg.87. The act creates fear, therefor power for Napoleon. The execution of King Louis XVI of France left France with an absence of power, Napoleon took this as an opportunity and rose to power, eventually crowning himself Emperor of France. Both leaders took the death of a political leader or opponent as an opportunity to gain power and declare themselves Emperor or Leader of their people. Without agreement from the …show more content…
In 1991 the communist party led a last hope revolution to try to take back their government by armed force. Due to lack of action from their leaders the communist party’s revolution retreated in just two days, leading to the end of communism in Russia. Both Napoleon and Vladimir Lenin-one leader of the October revolution-take action in their own revolutions, the most important part of a revolution. When Mr.Jones is passed out drunk and fails to feed the animals, they’re forced to break into their food. Mr.Jones and some men storm them and beat them with whips and sticks. The animals “with one accord, though nothing of the kind had been planned beforehand, they flung themselves upon their tormentors.” pg. 19. “Animal Farm was theirs” pg. 20. In the October revolution Vladimir leads his men on November 6-7 (on the Russian calendar), 1917 and stormed the provisional government and arrested them. Both Napoleon and Vladimir lead their followers to revolution battle, taking action and not sitting back. Leaders in the French, October, and American revolutions ideas and qualities of leadership directly reflect in Napoleon’s leadership of the other animals in Animal Farm. From the strategic uprise of the actual Napoleon, to the action and force of Vladimir Lenin, it seems as if Napoleon's directly influenced by them in actions and

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