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Power is authority and strength which is any form of motive force or energy ability to act or control When too much power is given a dictatorship government can form in which all decisions are made by one authority In Animal Farm George Orwell portrays how Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely In the story Old Major who is a respected animal on the farm had given a speech to stir the animals emotion into rebellion He used his power of respect and trust to persuade the others to pursue the vision in his dream Old Major had all the power But history has proven that dictatorship does not work due to the fact that power leads to corruption in a communism style government The power Old Major held led his friends into taking action in what he desired to do which led to a rebellion and future tragedies Power corrupted society and absolute power that is eventually obtained becomes corrupt within From the death of Old Major Snowball Napoleon and Squealer replaced him At first things started off pretty well the harvest was very good the first year and the reading and writing system had helped some but had limited success on others In time the leaders of Animal Farm started to have mixed feelings Snowball and Napoleon were in constant disagreement An important meeting that was held ended with an astonishing outcome One decision that was made was concerning the windmill project and the most important decision made was who would be the head animal But Napoleon sent his dogs after Snowball and they killed him Since Snowball had died Napoleon took over The Animal Farm which led to food shortage hard labour and deaths Napoleon used all his knowledge and education to take over the farm With all the pigs and dogs on his side Napoleon had absolute power over everyone Napoleons power had corrupted
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