The Destruction Of Animal Farm By George Orwell

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There were many elements that contributed to the destruction of Animal Farm in Orwell’s novel, but in the end, the most damning attribute was the lack of citizen involvement and civic duty. Because the animals did not make it a priority to implicate proper checks and balances into Animal Farm, Napoleon was able to take control after chasing Snowball out. This is the tipping point where Animal Farm is doomed to its dystopian state. Not to mention the way he banished Snowball: by using vicious dogs he had previously stolen from Jessie and Bluebell, who barely even questioned his motives. This quote shows Napoleon’s violent exile of Snowball via his vicious dogs: ”By the time [Snowball] had finished speaking, there was no doubt as to which way the vote would go. But just at this moment Napoleon stood up...nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball...he put on an extra spurt and, with a few inches to spare, slipped through a hole in the hedge and was seen no more. Silent and terrified, the animals crept back into the barn...Napoleon, with the dogs following him, now mounted on to the raised portion of the floor where Major had previously stood…” (Orwell, George. Animal Farm. Brawtley Press, 2012.). In this quote we see that Napoleon called the dogs to chase Snowball not because he committed any type of crime or was corrupted, but because he was succeeding in his political career; meaning he was gaining more

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