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Power Can Change You

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If one was in the position of power it would be difficult not to take control. In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, farm animals that are not fed well and are treated poorly rebel against the farmer that is in control, naming it animal farm. The animals drive the farmer and his family off of the Manor farm and take control of it. Napoleon ,the Pig, took advantage of the animals so that he could become more powerful. He also made himself the only leader by exiling the other Pig, Snowball. Then Napoleon modified the rules that he made, to benefit himself. Too much power can change a person.

In life people take advantage of others to become more powerful. Napoleon took advantage of all the animals. He took advantage of the animals memory by telling them that it was much worse before when Jones the Farmer was in control, and that now they are free and working for themselves. In reality they were really working for Napoleon. He also killed the animals who confessed that they had been associated with Snowball when they really were not. He would kill the animals for things like the animal confessing to have seen Snowball in a dream. He filled the food bins nearly to the brim with sand then put food over it to make it look like the animals were not really starving. “Napoleon ordered the almost empty bins in the store-shed to be filled nearly to the brim with sand, which was then covered up with what remained of the grain and meal”(Orwell, 29). This made all the other farms nearby think that they were fine. These facts prove that Napoleon had no care for the animals, other than the fact that they would work for him as long as he was in power.

It would be difficult to work in a group and still possess all the power. Napoleon want...

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... clothes and the one that said animals can't walk on two legs. The Sheep even expressed this rule by chanting “Four legs good, two legs bad” (Orwell, 13). Napoleon and the pigs started wearing clothes and standing on two legs. Napoleon was willing to deceive the animals to gain power.

In conclusion, Napoleon would go to any means necessary to gain power. He had no care for any of the animals around him when he was in power, He would go to extremes like exiling his associate and spread lies about him to cover it up. He was also willing to deceive his animals just to rise higher in power. He also changed his rules for the benefit of himself and the other dogs and pigs that were in control. He was not afraid to take risks to gain control. Ultimately, too much power can change a person.

Works Cited

Orwell, George. Animal Farm. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1954. Print.
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