Napoleon Animal Farm Analysis

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In every story there is power that everyone wants to get a hold of. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, Napoleon happens to get his hands on all the power. He uses fear, ideology, and propaganda as his best tools in order to keep everyone away of this power. These tools allow him to stay on the top.

Napoleon uses fear to show the animals that he is the only one in charge and his commands can not be questioned by anyone or anything. One way that Napoleon uses fear with the animals is by his guard dogs.He used them as his army and to do his bad work for him. As Napoleon was giving a speech to his fellow comrades, he makes a horrible noise and out of nowhere, three horrifying dogs come in behind Napoleon and wait for his commands.‘’They
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Napoleon comes up with a different meaning to Animalism and maintains it in full use to keep Totalitarianism in Animal Farm. He uses Squealer as a tool to keep the animal's beliefs in him and the idea that he’s the best leader and the only one who can rule Animal Farm.When Napoleon comes into charge, Squealer reminds all the animals about how Napoleon was a hero at the Battle of Cowshed and how he defeated Jones. ‘’ When panic was spreading and all seemed lost, that Comrade Napoleon sprang forward with a cry of ‘’Death to Humanity!’’ and sank his teeth in Jones's leg?’’, (Doc. E, Chapter 7). In this quote, it's explaining how Napoleon makes his beliefs against humans and that is what matters most to the other animals because each one believes that humans are cruel and are horrible people that want to hurt every animal they see in their way. Since Napoleon became the new leader and the one in charge, he made all the animals think he was like a lord and no longer was just Napoleon. ‘’Napoleon was now never spoken of simply as ‘Napoleon’. He was always referred to in formal style as ‘our Leader, Comrade Napoleon’, and the pigs liked to invent for him such titles such as Father Of All Animals, terror of Mankind, Protector of the Sheepfold’’, (Document E,Chapter 8). Napoleon was now in full command and he no longer was seen as one of the other pigs. He was more smart and had good …show more content…
Napoleon uses Jones as the animals way to do what he wants them to do because he makes them think he will come back for them and the farm. ‘’One false step, and our enemies would be upon us. Surely, comrades, you do not want Jones back?’’ ,( Document C, Chapter5). In this quote, napoleon convinces the animals that if they don't follow the commands of the pigs, who are the brainworkers, then surely Jones will come for revenge. Because of this, all the animals get scared and begin following orders. Another way that Napoleon uses propaganda, is when he makes every animal believe that Snowball was a traitor and he had everyone believing in him just so that he could take over the farm and everyone in it. ‘Comrades,’ he said quietly, do you know..the enemy who has come in the night and overthrown our windmill? SNOWBALL!’’. Snowball has done this thing. This traitor has crept here under cover of night and destroyed our work of nearly a year ‘’’,( Document D, Chapter 7). Napoleon makes everyone believe that Snowball was after them and the farm. With this being said all the animals were scared of Snowball and they absolutely hated him. Last but not least, Napoleon lets Squealer talk to the animals and make him seem like he's a good leader and if it wasn't for them, Snowball would have taken over and that wouldn't have been good for the farm. ‘’’.......Comrade

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