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Napoleon Overview
Represents Stalin. Dictator/tyrant. Given power+influence N takes advantage of/betrays "Animalism" and lives in Farmhouse/has luxuries(human nature/traits.) At end, "morphed" into Jones. Orwell brings attention of corrupt SU to readers.
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"Fierce- looking Berkshire Boar"
Physically powerful/strong. Foreshadows the coming reign of terror. He uses his physical power+"fierce-looking dogs" to keep the animals in line.
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"Reputation for getting his own way"
Shows he is ambitious. Nap wants things his way, not for animals to be "equal"+ live in harmony(Old major dream). All pigs are selfish (apples+milk). Adopt human traces-wear clothes, live in farmhouse.
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"Napoleon acted swiftly and ruthlessly"
He abused his power, uses it with cruelty. Links to Stalin's purges (exiles/trials). Dogs have been trained to intimidate the animals, like Stalin's secret police kept the SU under control.
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"The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and living frugally"
Being hypocritical. He advocates "living frugally", but he's living luxuriously. Orwell is highlighting that Stalin became 'seduced' by wealth+power that he abandoned the ideals of 'equality' + took it for himself. This disillusioned Orwell.
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Card 2

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Physically powerful/strong. Foreshadows the coming reign of terror. He uses his physical power+"fierce-looking dogs" to keep the animals in line.

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"Fierce- looking Berkshire Boar"

Card 3

Front

Shows he is ambitious. Nap wants things his way, not for animals to be "equal"+ live in harmony(Old major dream). All pigs are selfish (apples+milk). Adopt human traces-wear clothes, live in farmhouse.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

He abused his power, uses it with cruelty. Links to Stalin's purges (exiles/trials). Dogs have been trained to intimidate the animals, like Stalin's secret police kept the SU under control.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Being hypocritical. He advocates "living frugally", but he's living luxuriously. Orwell is highlighting that Stalin became 'seduced' by wealth+power that he abandoned the ideals of 'equality' + took it for himself. This disillusioned Orwell.

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Preview of the back of card 5

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