How did Napoleon create a leader myth and personality cult in Orwell's Animal Farm?  

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Napoleon carefully cultivates his image throughout the book. On the one hand, he simply uses sheer terror, eliminating his potential critics and enemies with the fiercely loyal dogs he trains from birth. The purges in Chapter He also creates an "other" to demonize in the form of Snowball. His former comrade is portrayed as a constant threat to the farm, and Napoleon uses this threat, in a way, to justify arrogating more powers to himself. For example, when the windmill, having been improperly constructed, is destroyed by a windstorm, Napoleon blames Snowball:

“Comrades,” he said quietly, “do you know who is responsible for this?...

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