Essay on Pig's Role in Animal Farm by George Orwell

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Pigs' Role in Animal Farm by George Orwell

At the start of the novel Orwell describes the pigs to be the
"cleverest of the animals." This is clearly an advantage and so leads to the pigs taking over the farm. There is a sense of leadership very soon after Old Major's death as the three pigs, Snowball, Napoleon and
Squealer arrange meetings with the other animals and already begin to give orders. "You do not need sugar," says Snowball. It is evident here that Snowball believes that he has power over the other animals already. Further on during the second chapter Snowball and Napoleon send for a ladder, proving that they think they can use the animals to do jobs and progresses more in chapter 3 when they believe that they
can
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The only good human being is a dead one." This quote proves to us that Animalism is very important to Snowball. Orwell also describes
Snowball to be "quicker in speech." We can see that he is a brilliant speaker and uses this as a persuasive way to the control the animals instead of using force. Snowball also uses his intelligence to convince the birds that their wings are considered as legs. He says "A bird's wing, comrades, is an organ of propulsion and not of manipulation. It should therefore be regarded as a leg."

Snowball is considered to be the most intelligent of the pigs. It is evident that this is true when he plans to build a windmill to supply electricty on the farm. "He was closeted there for hours at a time."
This quote shows again Snowball's strong passion for the farm as he spends hours working on plans for innovations and improvements.
Napoleon cannot accept that Snowball is the cleverest out of them both and this is proved to us again when Snowball makes Animal Comittees to teach the animals to read and write as Napoleon claimis that the education of the young is far more important than that of the older animals. He says this clearly because he is jealous of Snowball and wants power and glory all the time.

Orwell describes Napoleon as "large" and "fierce-looking". From this description we picture him to be extremely intimidating and he uses this throughout the novel to control the other animals. It is obvious that Napoleon

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