Animal Farm

in ch7 after the destruction of the windmill, how does napolaon deal with the fallout of these events?


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Was this in Ch. 7?

yes i believe so

The destruction of the windmill is significant to Orwell's allegory for several reasons.

1. First, it allows Napoleon to blame Snowball for the heinous act and eliminates most of the remaining loyalty that any of the farm animals felt for the run-off pig.

2. Next, after its destruction Napoleon begins his true reign of terror--all in the name of weeding out insurgents who desired to harm the animals' cause. This section of the novel symbolizes Stalin's mass executions of political opponents or not-so-gullible "commoners." Like Stalin, Napoleon begins with harsher food rationing, and when the overworked hens protest, a "riot" ensues, and hens are killed in the process. More importantly, several animals "confess" to working with the enemy and are summarily executed. Chapter 7 (the chapter which follows the windmill scene) ends with the Squealer's declaration that

"the execution of the traitors this afternoon was the final act. The enemy both external and internal has been defeated."

These incidents demonstrate Napoleon's (Stalin's) quest and attainment of ultimate power.