He declares that only the pigs have the power to make decisions for the farm and that all the other animals will obey them. Napoleon’s pig-in-crime, Squealer, gives explanation for all of Napoleon's actions with skillful but deceitful revisions of Animalist principles. Napoleon keeps strengthening his power causing more animals to be scared of him, which in turn, gives him less enemies. The common animals continue to obey the pigs in hope for a better future. Napoleon begins to ally with neighboring farms so that there is no way out for the common animals and they are now unknowingly trapped.
Napoleon then chose to build the windmill after all. This example shows the very beginnings of corruption within the farm. Napoleon eventually brings the other pigs and himself to live into the farmhouse. By doing so the pigs begin sleeping in beds, which is against the fourth commandment, “No animal shall sleep in a bed.” Even though the act is against a commandment Napoleon has Squealer change the commandment to, “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets.” Through this act the corruption within the government of “Animal Farm” increases. The following events of beginning trade with humans, drinking alcohol, and wearing clothes are all contribute to the outcome of the pigs becoming increasingly powerful and eventually completely corrupt by the end of Animal Farm.
Which is ironic because he dies by over exertion in building the windmill. Boxer favorite two lines are, “I will work harder” and “Napoleon is always right”. Squealer is a pig. He is the “P.R.” for Napoleon, explaining a bunch of mumbo jumbo to the dumb animals. And the animals would believe him because they can’t understand a word that he is saying.
In chapter 6, the pigs clearly altered the “seven commandments” to say “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets,” (p.79). This allowed them to take up residence in Mr. Jones’s house, a privilege only granted to them. The pig’s ability to read and write, and other animals’ lack of such knowledge widens the gap of “equality” between the species of Animal Farm. The pigs do many things that may seem unfair or unjust to the other animals. The pigs selfishly mixed milk and apples with their mash and on a separate occasion saw it fit for themselves to sleep in beds.
All animals at this point realize that they have been nothing to humans but subject to extremely strict and tremendous harsh treatment and they all want to have a rebellion for a more better and equal society. Later, the animals found the owner of the farm Mr. Jones drunk, so they took the opportunity to ram sack the food supply and when the animals heard the Men coming they attacked them and scared them off. That’s when the animals had full control and they b... ... middle of paper ... ...he beginning the pigs start out as animals who have no more power than any other animal on the farm, and they all have the same ideas. The animals create order and freedom, and then happiness is no longer enough. Shortly after, Napoleon takes the spot light and takes charge along with the other pigs.
This is when Napoleon starts plotting to gain complete control. When Snowball brings to the meeting t... ... middle of paper ... ...umans. The pigs have become just as corrupt as the humans that they so despised in the beginning. When Old Major began this, the whole purpose of his intentions were to differentiate themselves from the humans that they considered so evil and corrupt. The pigs became so power hungry that they betrayed the other animals.
Napoleon figures out a way to get Snowball kicked out of the farm so he can be the leader himself. Napoleon is a back-stabbing traitor. He becomes just like the humans and dominates over the other animals. Napoleon breaks the laws but since he has the other animals in such a strong hold they do not seem to care. Napoleon is the evil character in this novel.
For example, the book states, “In the following days, the dogs become his (Napoleon’s) bodyguard and killing machine.” Napoleon orders the dogs to kill the farm animals because they don’t believe that Snowball is the cause of all bad. Once again, one of the seven commandments, “no animal shall kill another,” is changed to fit Napoleon’s way of doing things. Squealer, with his quick and smooth talk is always right there to explain for Napoleon’s actions. In addition, when the hens fail to “meet the egg productions,” the pigs become violent and slaughter them. The slaughter of animals continues when a sheep dies after it confesses to having urinated in the drinking pool.
Snowball begins drawing plans for a windmill, which will provide electricity and thereby give the animals more leisure time, but Napoleon vehemently opposes such a plan on the grounds that building the windmill will allow them less time for producing food. On the Sunday that the pigs offer the windmill to the animals for a vote, Napoleon summons a pack of ferocious dogs, which chase Snowball off the farm forever. Napoleon announces that there will be no further debates, he also tells them that the windmill will be built after all and lies that it was his own idea, stolen by Snowball. For the rest of the novel, Napoleon uses Snowball as a scapegoat on whom he blames all of the animals’ hardships. Much of the next year is spent building the windmill.
Another inequality on the farm was that only the pigs slept in the farmhouse. Not only that, but even among the pigs there was inequality. Napoleon had Jones’ bedroom all to himself. The usual excuse was given, that the pigs needed extra rest, because they had to organize everything and such, but the end result was that all the pigs lived in the comfort of a house, while the rest of the animals had to sleep on hay in the barn. The biggest inequality on Animal Farm was that none of the animals had any say against the word of Napoleon.