In the book Animal Farm, what are a few similarities and differences between the rulings of Napoleon and Mr. Jones?

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There isn't a huge amount of difference in the way that Mr. Jones and Napoleon treat the farm animals. Neither of them could care less about the animals's welfare. However, Napoleon is much more ruthless and efficient than his human predecessor. His cruelty towards the animals is systematic and unrelenting, driven by a fanatical ideology which, ironically, is supposed to liberate the animals from oppression.

Napoleon is also much more clever than Mr. Jones, who spends most of his time getting drunk instead of attending to the farm. Though as we will discover later on in the story, Napoleon comes to develop a taste for alcohol himself, which he indulges on a regular basis after cynically changing one of the Seven Commandments of...

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