Give examples from the text of the increasing conflict between Napoleon and Snowball. Who has to flee the farm? Why?Examples should come from Chapter 5.

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Why does Snowball have to flee the farm?  A couple reasons:

  1. The real reason is because Napoleon wants all the power.  Snowball is a threat because he had been just as important as Napoleon.  So for Napoleon to feel safe in his role as leader, Snowball must go.
  2. The thing that happens that forces Snowball to leave is when he opposes Napoleon on the subject of the windmill.  When he does this, Napoleon's dogs chase him off the farm.

As the following two examples from the text show, Snowball and Napoleon could no longer agree on anything.  They were clearly engaged in a power struggle and one of them had to go.  Both quotes are from Chapter 5.

These two disagreed at every point
where disagreement was possible. If one of them suggested sowing a bigger
acreage with barley, the other was certain to demand a bigger acreage of
oats, and if one of them said that such and such a field was just right
for cabbages, the other would declare that it was useless for anything
except roots. Each had his own following, and there were some violent
debates.

As usual, Snowball and Napoleon were in
disagreement. According to Napoleon, what the animals must do was to
procure firearms and train themselves in the use of them. According to
Snowball, they must send out more and more pigeons and stir up rebellion
among the animals on the other farms. The one argued that if they could
not defend themselves they were bound to be conquered, the other argued
that if rebellions happened everywhere they would have no need to defend
themselves.