Concepts of Power in Animal Farm

Power has always been a characteristic that everyone wants in which they will do anything possible to obtain that power. It was once said, “With Great Power come Great Responsibility,” which is completely accurate because those in power tend to seek the most beneficial out some for them using manipulation to achieve their goal. In the novella, Animal Farm by George Orwell, we see how even animals crave poet thus exemplifying his power can affect everyone because they will manipulate the circumstances and use propaganda to convince everyone else they are the best person fit for the job. Napoleon, educated pig, in the novella, “Animal Farm,” by George Orwell is using his education to manipulate other animals to follow him as their leader, he sees snowball as a threat to his power so he attacks him, and he acts like a human to portray his power amongst everyone.

For instance, Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer have taken over the plan of Old Major because they are the smartest ones on the farm. There has always been an argument of who has the most power and Napoleon wants to be it at any cost necessary. As the Old Major has past away, the three pugs begin to teach the other animals of his plan in which Napoleon has the upper hand because he is the one who educated the group of young pups about animalism in which he can manipulate them to his advantage so they agree with his decisions all the time. In addition, Napoleon seeks to have the greatest influence over all the animals and in doing so, he manipulates them through the use of propaganda. All the other animals see him like a father because he provides for them and gives live to all the other animals in which it is stated how the other animals still live in slavery by the owners of the farms. Lastly, propaganda is manipulated to show how Napoleon is responsible for all the achievements brought upon the farm and every stroke of good fortune. This contributes to the meaning as whole becau…