Mr. Hedell/ Ms. Jung
English 1 Period 3
25 March 2013
Having so much power is not always a positive aspect in life. In Animal Farm by Orwell a character named Napoleon is an overpowering dictator he is also corrupted by power. Napoleon is an example of someone corrupted by power because he kills, manipulates and cares only for himself.
Napoleon kills other animals to maintain power. “He ordered the hens rations to be stopped and decreed that any animal giving so much as a grain of a corn to a hen should be punished by death” (53). Napoleon breaks one of the commandments and kills the hens to have control. Napoleon killed the hens so the other animals won’t get the same idea and rebel. “When they had finished their confessions the dogs promptly tore out their throats” (58). Napoleon had the dogs kill the three pigs to instill fear in the other animals. Napoleon must kill to maintain power.
Napoleon manipulates the animals to take control. “No animal shall kill another animal without cause” (63). Napoleon manipulates with words for his benefits. Napoleon manipulates the other animals to take control. “no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets” (47). Napoleon is getting more and more selfish. Napoleon manipulates the animals to keep control. For napoleon to maintain power he must manipulate the other animals. Napoleon only cares for himself which is a sign of a horrible leader. “As soon as they weaned napoleon took them away from their mothers saying he’ll be responsible for their education” (24). Napoleon takes the puppies away so he could train them to guard him. He takes them because their they are younger and it will be easy to teach them his ways. “It was also announced that the gun would be fired every year on napoleons birthday” (64). This shows that Napoleon only wants his birthday celebrated. It also shows that he doesn’t care for anyone else. Napoleon cares for no one butt himself. Napoleon will do anything to stay in power, he...
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