George Orwell created Napoleon for entertainment purposes and also to teach the reader about the Russian reveloution. Napoleon is a very powerful, clever and sneaky character who rules his fellow comrades in fear.
The name Napoleon is a Greek origin where it’s meaning is lion. The Lion is one of the strongest of beasts and are very fearful. Although Orwell many not have based the character of Napoleon on the Greek meaning of it's name, the meanings are very similar to the character. For example, Napoleon is very strong, not in the physical sense but in the sense that he is powerful, he is also feared by many. Orwell based many of the characters personalities on the way the name sounds or the meaning of the name. Napoleon sounds very strong and harsh the way it is pronounced, it also sounds very formal so you wouldn’t think this character would be someone you would push around. This is reflected in Animal Farm because he rules the farm by brain washing the animals to make him think he is right. “If comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right”, this shows that the animals trusted Napoleon and they thought he was always right. However, we as the readers know what Napoleon is doing and that he doesn’t care about anyone else but himself- all he wants is power.
The key part that Napoleon plays in Animal Farm is the typical ‘evil’ character, he is smart and sneaky and all he wants is wealth and power. Napoleon is introduced in chapter 2 of Animal Farm, he is described as "a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar, the only Berkshire on the farm, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his way". The fact that he is described as “fierce” says the he is violent, aggressive, strong- not very nice characteristics to be known by. Also, he has a “ reputation for getting his own way” which tells the readers that whatever he wants, in the end he will get it. This, in a way sounds like it is telling the reader what will happen in the story: that...
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