Thesis: Napoleon is not a democratic leader, he is a dictator. George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm, wrote this novel to discuss the role of a non-democratic leader. In the novel, Napoleon, a pig, is the leader. However, Napoleon uses his power to frighten and to control the animals. For this reason he creates lies, uses propoganda and violence to keep his authority. Therefore Napoleon is not a democratic leader, he is a dictator. Firstly, Napoleon creates lies and abuse the ideology,Animalism, with his lies.
For instance; at the Battle of the Windmill, Boxer fought bravely but got injured. His injuriy started to get worse and after a while it started to affect his work. One day a slaughter house car came by to Animal Farm and took Boxer. Animals shocked when they saw Boxer was sent to death, not to heal. After a while Napoleon explained that Boxer was sent to a hospital, not to a slaughter house.
He stated that the car was belonged to a slaughter house but now it belongs to hospital and Boxer died at hospital peacefully. After a couple of days a barrel of whisky came to Animal Farm.
This shows that Napoleon had sent Boxer to a slaughter house and bought whisky with Boxer’s meat. Napoleon abuse his power for his own profit and creates lies to abuse his power. Another example can be the milk and apple story. Napoleon tells animals that pigs are the brain of the farm and because of that, thay have to drink milk and eat apples for just themselves. He told that pigs actually doesn’t like yo eat apples but they have to eat for their health. This shows that pigs are not democratic enough to share the product.
Pigs only consume the products that they had never work for it, but keep telling lies about their heath and the importance of their role in the farm. Secondly, Napoleon uses fear to control and frighten animals. Napoleon knows that animals are afraid of Jones. Old Major’s speech was based on evil humans and how they made animals to work as slaves. Therefore animals in the farm are frighten of Jones to come back. For example; when animals does not believe a lie that pigs made up, Napoleon says “Do you want Jones to come back comrades? directly and animals stop talking because of their fear. Moreover Napoleon does not allow people to discuss his orders or lies. He states that pis know everything and if they do not obey their orders Jones might come back. Napoleon uses “Jones” to keep his authority and control the animals. Also he does not allow people to vote. This shows that he is not a democratic leader and he frighten animals to control. Thirdly. Napoleon violence to keep his authority. He never likes animals to question him or disobey his statements.
For instance; Napoleon wanted hens to give their eggs to pigs and he wanted 60 eggs per a week. He told that the need to sell eggs to get enough food for the farm. At first hens didn’t wanted to give their eggs but Napoleon threatten hens to cut off their meal. He also stated that if another animal shares their meal with hens, they will punish to death. Besides that Napoleon killes 4 pigs because of the opposition that they did t Napoleon. Napoleon made them confess the truth that they actually had never done.
Moreover a couple of animals confessed that they had a dream about not to follow Napoleon and Napoleon also killed them too. These examples shows that Napoleon is a curiel leader, a dictator, and he kills animals because of no reason. Animals can not control their dreams and it is so unkind to kill them. This shows he does not care about animals that’s why he is not a good leader. To conclude, Napoleon is not a good leader for the farm. He abuse power to keep his authority and control the animals, he creates lies for his own benefits, he frighten animals to control them and to make them believe in his lies.
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