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What other names are given to Napoleon in chapter 8? What do these titles suggest about...

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itssgordon | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 20, 2010 at 6:32 AM via web

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What other names are given to Napoleon in chapter 8? What do these titles suggest about his character?

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 20, 2010 at 6:42 AM (Answer #1)

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Napoleon's new names included:

  • our Leader, Comrade Napoleon
  • Father of all Animals
  • Terror of Mankind
  • Protector of the Sheep-fold
  • Ducklings' Friend

These titles suggest a leader who is common in that he is given friendship or relationship titles, but at the same time he is given authoritarian names. A father, leader and protector would all oversee those below them as an authoritarian figure. Each title has the connotation of love from the animals and respect for the leader.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 20, 2010 at 6:44 AM (Answer #2)

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Napoleon is called by all sorts of names that make him sound really good.  The book lists some of them.  Here is the quote where you can find some of these names.

He was always referred to in formal style as ‘our Leader, Comrade Napoleon,’ and this pigs liked to invent for him such titles as Father of All Animals, Terror of Mankind, Protector of the Sheep-fold, Ducklings' Friend, and the like

To me, what this shows is that Napoleon is totally drunk on his own power.  He is starting to try to put together a "cult of personality" where the whole society is based on revering him.

So he must have a huge ego and he must really want everyone to think that he is the next thing to a god.

 

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