"Animal Farm" by Orwell. Speaks of the difference of Napoleon and Snowball (characteristics etc.)
Animal Farm Essay
The name of the book is Animal Farm, which is written by George
Orwell. This book is about a farm with animals who dislike the treatment, and
overtake the farm and overthrow the humans of the farm. As the revolution
took place, two leaders came about. Their names were Snowball and
Napoleon, whose main goal was to have nothing to do with humans, and bring
communism into their society.
'Napoleon was a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar, the only
one of those on the farm. He was not much of a talker, but with a reputation
for getting his own way' (Ch.2, P. 25).
'Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech
and more inventive but did not have the character depth that Napoleon did'
(Ch.2, Pgs. 24-25.) Snowball was the one with the ideas like the committees
and the windmill. He was a better thinker than Napoleon.
When all the animals helped kick Mr. Jones off the farm, Snowball led
the animals to the store-shed and served out a double ration of corn to
everybody with two biscuits going to each of the dogs.
Napoleon on the other hand was very selfish. He stole milk that was
meant for everybody and drank it all, and he stole apples. He doesn't care
about the work the animals do, just what would benefit him.
For example, Napoleon comes up with the building of the windmill that
would supply electricity so they would not have to work as hard. Napoleon
was against this because he didn't come up with the idea. When Napoleon
sees that Snowball is gaining more power with the speech of the windmill,
Napoleon sends his dogs to chase Snowball out of the farm. After Snowball
was chased out of the farm, Napoleon...
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