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how does orwell use the character of napoleon to explore ideas about power and control
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Hiya! I moved this to the English forum for you - you're more likely to get a good answer here
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The entire text is a satirical allegory, dramatising the Dalberg's idea that 'power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely'.

Power is presented as a form of manipulation and evil, rather than order and control. Political power, too, is presented as corrupt and, as we see through Napoleon's lying to the animals about his doings, Orwell shows that being at the top of the political hierarchy becomes less about the people, but more about the self.

Power is a method to control and, with a few helpless assistants, very easy to seize.
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