The rise of the pigs and their dictatorship.(Animal Farm)

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Through out George Orwell's Animal Farm the pigs, the heads of Animal Farm, repeatedly break and modify commandments to their need. The pigs also give themselves special privileges and force work upon the other animals; true signs of a dictatorship. Previous to these pig leaders the animals had rebelled against their farm owner in attempt to rid their lives of the cruel the dictatorship they suffered under, and restore their lives in a democratic-like fashion. As the post-revolution era progressed, the pigs broke laws, acted superior, and worked the animals harder than ever; leaving the inferior animals, every animal besides the pigs, with no say in anything. It was the sheer reliance on hope and brainwashed minds the animals possessed that allowed the pigs to totally dominate the rest of the animals, entirely unsuspecting.

From start to end of Napoleon's reign he had changed his original seven commandments at his leisure.

That alone should have spurred controversy; however, the lack of education allowed Napoleon to pull off such a feat over the animals. Although, if the animals had taken the time to learn to read, instead of following blindly, they could have questioned Napoleon and back up their argument, putting Napoleon in a very tough spot. For, if Napoleon continued such actions and the animals had the ability to read, Napoleon would most likely either be overthrown or killed. Showing, that one of the main factors in Napoleon's running a tyranny was the ignorance of the animals.

As soon as the pigs took power, they showed signs of superiority, originating with the taking of the milk and apples. When asked why only the pigs will receive milk and apples the simple answer was that they needed it to think; after all, they were the brains of the revolution. No...