In Animal Farm, how does Napoleon's decision to enage in public executions add to the characterization of him?

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The public executions are a way for Napoleon to consolidate his power over the animals.  They are designed to ensure obedience amongst the animals.  Napoleon uses them to force the animals to "fall in line" with his rule and suppress any dissent that might exist amongst the animals.  This helps to enhance Napoleon's characterization in the novel in a couple of ways.  The first is that is...

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