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What happens to Napoleon, and what are the changes in him?

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haji-ra | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 24, 2007 at 7:31 PM via web

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What happens to Napoleon, and what are the changes in him?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted September 24, 2007 at 8:06 PM (Answer #1)

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Napolean and the other pigs take on th human characteristics.The significance of Napoleon’s name is now : the historical Napoleon, who ruled France in the early nineteenth century and fought at the Battle of Waterloo , originally appeared to be a great liberator.  But he eventually made himself emperor of France . Rather than destroying the aristocracy, Napoleon simply remade it around himself.

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sagetrieb | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted September 24, 2007 at 8:17 PM (Answer #2)

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Yes, Napoleon does indeed take on human characteristics.  He drinks, plays poker, and his favorite sow dresses up in the clothes that Mrs. Jones once more. Even worse, he stands up on his back legs and walks. In the final scene, he participates in a conversation with humans about the "lower classes" signifying how he now speaks the same language as his previous enemy and master. The animals outside look into the window where they see pigs and men talking and as the animals look from pig to man and man to pig, they cannot tell the difference between the two.

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