Snowball character analysis

Snowball is one of the pigs in Animal Farm. He was one of the key characters in the development of Animal Farm. Snowball is one of my favorite characters, he seems to be the only pig who would have made things better for the animals. Snowball only got a short time in Animal Farm though because he was banished by Napoleon, the power hungry tyrant ruler. “Then he [Snowball] put on an extra spurt and, with a few inches to spare, slipped through a hole and was never seen again” (Page 68 Paragraph 1) This is why I want to do a character analysis on Snowball. In the beginning of the book, we see that Snowball is one of the pigs who took charge of the revolution. “After a moment, however, Snowball and Napoleon butted the door open with their shoulders and led the way” (Page 41 Paragraph 2) Snowball and Napoleon took charge of the situation quite quickly. This leads me to believe Snowball had some dream of power, so did Napoleon. This lead to a rivalry between them. “These two [Snowball and Napoleon] disagreed at every point where disagreement was possible.” (Page 62-63 Paragraph 5-1) Snowball knows the value of power, he knows what to do with power once he has it. Snowball decided to do productive things with his power. He wanted to build a windmill to provide for the animals. “Snowball declared that this was just the place for a windmill” (Page 64 Paragraph 1) Snowball seems like the best choice for the animals. He follows the rules set down by old major, he knows politics better than Napoleon. Napoleon practically muscled his way into power. “The three dogs who had happened to be with him growled so threateningly, that they accepted his explanation without further question” (Page 72 Paragraph 1) Snowball knows what the animals want. He can convince anyone that his plans are good plans, he is a good leader and knows the value of power. The best leader values power and knows what he can do with it.

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