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Napoleon is Orwells chief villain in Animal Farm The name Napoleon is verycoincidental since Napoleon the dictator of France was thought by many to be the Anti-Christ Napoleon the pig is really the central character on the farm Obviously a metaphor for Stalin Comrade Napoleon represents the human frailties of any revolution Orwell believed that although socialism is good as an ideal it can never be successfullyadopted due to uncontrollable sins of human nature For example although Napoleonseems as first to be a good leader he is eventually overcome by greed and soon becomespower-hungry Of course Stalin did too in Russia leaving the original equality ofsocialism behind giving himself all the power and living in luxury while the commonpeasant suffered Thus while his national and international status blossomed the welfareof Russia remained unchanged Orwell explains Somehow it seemed as though the farmhad grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer--except of course forthe pigs and the dogs The true side of Napoleon becomes evident after he slaughters somany animals for plotting against him He even hires a pig to sample his food for him tomake certain that no one is trying to poison him Stalin too was a cruel dictator inRussia After suspecting many people in his empire to be supporters of Trotsky OrwellsSnowball Stalin systematically murders many By the end of the book Napoleon doesnteven pretend to lead a socialist state After renaming it a Republic and instituting his ownversion of the commandments and the Beasts of England Comrade Napoleon he quicklybecomes more or less a dictator who of course has never even been elected by the animals
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