Animal Farm: The Three Things a Dictator Needs to Succeed Essay

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A dictator is an authoritarian, often totalitarian ruler who assumes sole power over his state. They have an extraordinary amount of personal power, especially the power to make laws without effective restraint by a legislative assembly. Dictators need many essential elements to succeed. There are three elements that the dictator, Napoleon has in the society in Animal Farm. The three essential elements that a dictator needs to succeed are loyal supporters, followers who are ignorant, and a scapegoat. First of all, a dictator needs loyal supporters. Loyal supporters are people (animals) that follow their dictator, defend their dictator, and are faithful to him one- hundred percent. All dictators need to have loyal…show more content…
They never turn on Napoleon, because they are faithful to him. Those are the reasons why dictators need loyal supporters. Secondly, a dictator needs followers who are ignorant. Those are peopling who are not very smart, and ever question, or stand up to the dictator. They always follow him no matter what he does to them, or to anyone else, and no matter if it’s good or bad. Napoleon has many followers who are ignorant. Some of them are Boxer, Clover, the sheep, and Muriel. No matter what Napoleon says, commands, or makes them do, they always follow him without asking questions. They are dumb enough to go along with everything that Napoleon is doing, and they always think that he is always right, and everything they think or remember is always wrong. Some examples are like the Battle of the Cowshed, and the seven commandments. When all the animals remembered that Snowball fought bravely in the battle of the Cowshed, Napoleon told them that it was a part of his plan, and he was always bad. Also, when Squealer kept changing the commandments by adding details that all the animals thought were wrong, Napoleon always assured them that what they remembered was wrong, and that those were how the commandments had always been. But, when any of those things happened and all the animals thought they remembered correctly, they were dumb enough to not ask questions, and speak up about what they remembered. That is why it is important to have followers who are
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