This is a persuasive speech relating to the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, talks about making Benjamin the donkey the leader of Animal Farm

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Animal Farm- persuasive speech

Good morning/ afternoon Mrs xxx and fellow classmates. Today I will be persuading to you that I strongly believe the role of a potential leader would be most suitable for Benjamin the donkey. In my speech today I will be convincing that Benjamin is the best candidate for a new leader. I will be discussing many good reasons to vote for Benjamin and will also be telling you about what Benjamin will be likely to achieve when he is voted as a leader.

To begin my speech, I would like to state the numerous good points about Benjamin. Although Benjamin was clearly the wisest animal of the farm, he never thought of himself to be better than any other animal. This shows that he has the excellent quality of humbleness, which if he was a leader, could use most beneficially into hearing the opinion of the others on the farm.

On the other hand, the old leader, Napoleon always thought most highly of himself, and never refrained from boasting about his greatness. He never listened to the opinions of the other animals on the farm.

Benjamin is also one of the most hard-working animals on the farm. During the film, he also appeared to work overtime and into the night when other animals were resting. Unlike the pigs, if Benjamin were to be a future leader, he would not be lazy but would continue to work strenuously perhaps even more than before. Future life on the farm would be guaranteed to be more enjoyable if a wise leader alike Benjamin were elected. He would ensure a better life for all of the animals by taking care of all his responsibilities and not to be lazy and selfish as shown by the evil mob of...