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Animal Farm: The Power Of Corruption

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With great power comes great responsibility, and sometimes with power and responsibility comes a leader who isn't the best leader and is corrupted. The word corruptions exact definition is dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. With this being said, people are more likely to follow a corrupt leader then a leader who is not corrupt because corruption has order, being a bully, and a demanding leader who seems more powerful than the followers.
One reason that people are more likely to follow a corrupt leader is that the leader seems more demanding than the followers. That is how it was in the book “Animal Farm”. The leader that everyone started to follow was Napoleon the pig. He was more demanding and was more corrupt than the others so he put himself in position to lead the group, you can call him an opportunist. Someone is going to have a better chance to be
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The basic background to this test is there are a group of scientist testing random volunteers to read these words. The whole gist of the experiment was the people who are reading the words are asking them are getting shocked and the people that are reading the words can hear them screaming. The one thing that the people reading the words did not know was that there really was no one screaming, it was all recorded. When they showed signs of stopping and not wanting to do it anymore then the scientist were like you have to, and they continued because they scientist were demanding them too. In conclusion people are more likely to listen to demands then gestures. People are more likely to follow someone who is a bully, mean, demanding because it has authority. That is why all the animals in “Animal Farm” followed the leadership of Napoleon rather than someone else. Nothing against people that are nice and not corrupt, but as the saying goes, nice guys finish
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