In Animal Farm, how are the leadership styles of Napoleon and Snowball different?

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In the early chapters of the novella, Orwell elaborates on the differing styles of leadership between Snowball and Napoleon . Snowball is a more enthusiastic, vivacious pig, and he is more inventive and more articulate than Napoleon. Snowball is also active and works hard on his various projects for the farm. His tireless work ethic, creative nature, and public speaking skills make him an effective leader. Snowball forms various committees and designs elaborate plans to build a windmill, which will revolutionize life on the farm. His hands-on approach also makes him a likable figure among the...

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Leadership and power is seen amongst Snowball and Napoleon in varied ways. Snowball uses the power of speech to convice the animals into going with the plan of the windmill. However on the other hand we see Napoleon abusing power, calling out his dogs to attack on the snowball, this is seen as power of force.

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