There is a substantial amount of conflicts that occur in this satirical story. Often these conflicts are between the pigs and the rest of the animals. Only a minute portion of the animals didn’t really have some sort of conflict with Snowball, Napoleon, Squealer, or the rest of the dominating pigs. Overall, Snowball was a better leader than Napoleon, yet the animals reacted differently to Napoleon than to Snowball.
Snowball and Napoleon held a great deal of contrast between the way they each ruled over “Animal Farm/Manor Farm.” The only thing he did lack, was the ability of pursuasion to the other animals. Snowball had all the right ideas, all to better the whole farm. Napoleon, on the other hand, had a knack for stealing other animals’ ideas, then telling the rest it was his and getting credit for it. His ideas only seemed to benefit the pigs and not the animals. It was this, that led to the crumbling of the farm. Napoleons obsession with becoming the ruler is what got Snowball nearly killed by the dogs…in a plot made by Napoleon. Which then produced a whole new rebellion not of the animals to the humans, but of the animals to the pigs. So for these reasons, Snowball showed better qualities for leadership than Napoleon because he wasn’t selfish and thought about the future of “Animal Farm.” First, the dominated farm animals viewed Napoleon and Snowball differently at different times throughout the book. The way the animals reacted to each leader brought upon new problems of the farm. The animals respected Snowball, and believed that his teachings were all true and had a good cause. Although Snowball and Napoleon had superior qualities leadership, it was clearly Snowball who had the better qualities for running a farm. Under Snowballs’ rule, the animals were generally content with what was going on and were all for it if it was to better the farm. It was obvious that Napoleon had the better half of getting his own way on the farm. However, the animals had some problems with Napoleon but they didn’t know haw to express their feelings and show him that they didn’t like the way he ran things. It was the animals’ ignorance that helped keep Napoleon in rule for as long as it was. The responses were so different between the animals that it must have been a drastic change between Snowball and Napoleon. The response was different because Snowball had such a bond between him and the animals. Napoleon, being the big pig that he is, was not to be messes with on the farm and because of that the animals were trying to get around the problems themselves and not go straight to the problem…Napoleon. With Snowball in rule, the animals were more at ease going to him and talking about what bothers them.
In conclusion, Snowball was a better leader for the farm than Napoleon, the animals reacted more harshly to Napoleon than to Snowball, and this reaction was obviously because of Napoleon’s selfish use of totalitarianism. Few Animals, besides the pigs, actually believed in Napoleons’ teachings. An even bigger portion, believed in Napoleon not because they liked him, but because they were too ignorant and afraid to see the other side. And mostly all the animals were against him, but did not know what to do about it or how to get him to change. That is why the farm flourished under Snowballs’ rule, but crumbled under Napoleons’ rule.

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