"Animal Farm" by George Orwell. States how the animals contributed to animal farm

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Animal Farm

In the story by George Orwell there are two types of animals: the leaders and the followers. Both contribute to the animal farm society. If there were no animals who would listen to Napoleon, he would cease to be ruler. Napoleon showed some strong leadership skills at the beginning of his career, but when power overcame him, he became a weak leader. We can relate this to today's times and know from personal experience that leaders have failed in the past and continue to fail today. So how can we as followers, contribute to our leader's success? Well, if we follow Boxers motto: "Napoleon is always right"that could be a good start. However, I think Boxer was a little too persuaded by Napoleon's speeches and so called "contributions" he made.

One of Napoleons main followers was Boxer, the hard- working, dependable, and loyal horse. Boxer was never one of the animals to complain on animal farm.

Most of the animals looked up to him for advice and saw him as a good friend .His personality contributed to Napoleons leadership because of his obedience to the laws and rules . Boxer's actions reflected on the rest of the animals who then decided Napoleon was right.

Not only was Boxer known for his Loyalty, he was often heard saying " I will work harder" he was so dedicated to working harder, that he was unable to realize he was getting sick. When he could no longer work, the person who he had always relied on for his truths and goals, sold Boxer to his terrifying death at the glue factory. All of Boxers years of dedication towards Napoleon were thus wasted, for they failed to save him in the end. This act, shows that Napoleon never really cared for any...