Animal Farm Report Essay

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The Character of Napoleon in "Animal Farm"
The character of Napoleoon in the book Animal Farm, written by George Orwell,is "a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar, the only Berkshire on the farm, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his way" (2.2). This character is the most selfish and incosiderate animal on Manor Farm. He is intent on always having things his way. He manipulates the other animals into always thinking he is right. He also likes to be in charge, so he elected himself to be the new leader after he and the other animals ran Farmer Jones, the original owner of the farm, away. Napoleon is a well developed character that undergoes significant change and is foiled by Snowball.
Napoleon is a well developed character. He is not shy about expressing his feelings and opinions on suggestions and ideas from the other animals. The most intellegent pig on Animal Farm, Snowball suggests the idea of building a windmill to help benifit the farm and other animals. "[Napoleon]...then suddenly he lifted his leg, urinated over the plans, and walked out without uttering a word." This quote from the books tells how Napoleon urinated on Snowball's blueprints of the windmill to show his dissaproval. He lets the hen's know how he feels about their rebellion by taking away their food, causing some them to die.

Napoleon also undergoes significant change as a character. He likes the luxuries that humans have such as, drinking alcohol and sleeping in a bed and wanting to trade with people out of the farm. He adapts so many human charatcerisitics that by the end of the story that,“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” Napoleon also justifies "the seven commandments", the seven rules the animals came up with, to benifit himself and the other pigs. Some of the animals remeber…