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Compare Snowball and Napoleon's contrasting leadership styles as they are presented in Animal Farm. 

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There were marked differences between Snowball and Napoleon in their roles of leadership. An initial description of the two reads as follows:

Napoleon was a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar, the only Berkshire on the farm, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way. Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character.

The contrasts between the two are quite clear. One can immediately gauge that Napoleon had a more dominant physical presence, which this early suggests that he will use force to achieve what he desires. He comes across as intimidating. The fact that he is not 'much of a talker but with a reputation for getting his own way' also alludes to his using his strong physical presence to get what he wants. It also implies that he is not a good orator and that he probably lacks the intellect to express himself well. Snowball, conversely, is much more lively...

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