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In both works, power is shown to be an exercise of exclusion. The only way that power can be reasonably executed is when there is a sense of exclusion present and when individuals are isolated from it. Power is not a shared and participatory experience as much as it is exclusionary. Napoleon and Squealer eliminate Snowball, who actually wants to make power a shared experience. Napoleon and Squealer are animated about the idea of ensuring that the pigs demonstrate power over the other animals. In Jackson's village, Tessie finds herself as a part of the power structure until her name is drawn. At this point, she is on the outside of power. Her claims of unfairness and a lack of "right" is reflective of how power is used against those on the outside, such as Tessie. In this, one sees power as a way to isolate individuals, silence dissent, and ensure that the base of power continues with an "us versus them" mentality. Such a reality demonstrates a similarity in both works as to how power is constructed and how it continues. Power and its use are shown to be exclusionary experiences in both works.
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