Animal Farm Essay

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In the novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell, many events have happened on the farm as the book surrounds itself on the Russian Revolution. As problems start to arise on the farm due to the idea of equality in Animalism, animals on the farm revolted to get their fair share. Soon they were able to overthrow their human master after a long period of mistreatment. Not long after, the pigs started to lead the animals since they were believed to be more “intelligent” than the rest. However as time goes on, the pigs took advantage of this and became more dominant on the farm, especially with Napoleon, who was one of the pigs. His power on the farm led him into becoming a power-hungry pig, which negatively impacted him. Napoleon’s selfish behavior…show more content…
An example of this happening was when Orwell wrote, “You have heard then, comrades," he said, "that we now sleep in the beds of the farmhouse? And why not? You did not suppose, surely, that there was ever a ruling against beds...The rule was against sheets..."(67). Since most of the animals did not have the ability to read the written Commandments, Napoleon would selfishly take advantage of the situation and change it for his benefit. His manipulation kept taking away the purpose of the written Commandment since they were initially written to have equality on the farm. He was so blinded by the power he had, he would do anything to make the animals think he was a better leader. The main goal of Napoleon was to have absolute power on the animal farm even if it takes away the animal’s freedom on the farm. He was so blinded by his power, he would do anything to make it seem like he wanted to spread Animalism to other farms and to create a thriving Animal Farm even though that was not his purpose. Napoleon misused his power so many times for his own benefit. Not many of the animals on the farm were open to what was actually happening. They were so oblivious to what was actually happening on the farm, that they did not realize that their freedom was soon destroyed. Not to mention, not many have realized that their food rations were unfair. Napoleon was so manipulative to them,

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