Write Napoleon’s Diary Entry for the Day That the Windmill Is Destroyed. (Animal Farm)

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Write Napoleon’s diary entry for the day that the windmill is destroyed.

Murielle Pallien

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Murielle Pallien

October 2012


I have chosen to write the diary entry for the pig Napoleon, because I find him to be an extremely interesting character. He is the one who comes up with ideas to keep the other animals working without complaining. He also has a fairly high standard of knowledge and can communicate on an intellectual level so his diary entry is supposed to reflect that.

In the book Napoleon is not seen that much as the other animals, he is the leader who stays in the background and sends others to do his work. Because of this I enjoyed giving him, apart from his public image, a private side, which no one knows about, as well as plans of which no one except “Comrade Diary” knows about. The diary is the audience, in this case, so I wanted Napoleon to come across as honest and unreserved about his plans and ambitions as possible. Also, I wanted it to seem that Napoleon sees this diary as the only equal on the whole farm, that he seems to think that everyone else was beneath him except this diary, where he shows off his greatness to his fellow comrade, who is higher in the hierarchy than anyone else, except of course Napoleon.

One of the challenges what not to be tempted to write about things which Napoleon knows nothing about, since I could not write from the narrator of the novel’s perspective, but had to limit myself to what only Napoleon knows has happened or will happen.

All in all I hope to have portrayed Napoleon as the selfish and yet intelligent leader who works in the background to keep Animal Farm running.


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Task 2:
Write Napoleon’s diary entry for the day that the windmill is destroyed.

Greetings Comrade,

It has been quite some time since I have last written to you, however things have been rather busy these...
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