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Explain how Napoleon develops power and control over all the other animals? Which is the most significant way Napoleon develops power in the text? George Orwell’s Animal Farm has the protagonist Napoleon that gains great power and control over all the animals in Manor farm, making the farm a dictatorship. The three main contributes for Napoleon to gain power is propaganda, violence and exploitation. The propaganda is the by far the most significance way that Napoleon develops power and controls over all the animals. He does this by lying, betraying and deceiving the animals of Manor farm. Napoleon uses squealer to persuade the other animals that, “Napoleon is always right” (Pg.41). In fact, Napoleon also uses Squealer to tell all the animals that Snowball is the cause of all the problems and if anyone was with Snowball, they would be slayed on the spot. “Torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes." (Chapter 7). Squealer keeps repeating to the animal’s that “Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back.”(Pg.23). this made all the animals on the farm fearful and they all presumed that Napoleon was handling them better then when Jones was there. In spite of all this, Napoleon changed the commandments to his liking, “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets. No animal shall drink alcohol to excess. No animal shall kill any other animal without cause.” Although, after, there was only one commandment “all animals are equal but some are more equal than others” (Pg.90). With all this happening, the animals thought that was how the commandments went. Propaganda is by far the most significant way that Napoleon develops power over all the animals.

Napoleon’s violence, made the other animals scared to retaliate against him and this is the second most importance contribution that made Napoleon control all the animals in Manor farm. Whoever went up against Napoleon either got injured or killed. Napoleon’s violence made him a cruel person, which made him...
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