What does Napoleon's announcement (that Animal Farm will return to its original name Manor Farm) reveal about his character?         Chapter 10

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I believe this reveals that Napoleon has completed a circular transformation. That which he had in the beginning hoped to completely escape, he has created all over again.

He originally thought humans were bad along with the rest of the animals, but by chapter 10, when we see his figure through the window with the rest of the animals, we can't tell whether he is human or animal. To become that indistinguishable demonstrates that he has taken on all the characteristics of a human. These traits the animals once saw as bad in Jones have become worse in Napoleon. Napoleon has manipulated the animals and abused them.

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In my opinion, this announcement by Napoleon shows that he is really no different from any of the human beings.  In other words, he is just as willing to exploit and abuse animals.  He is not really an adherent of Animalism -- he is just someone who is power hungry.

Napoleon was originally supposed to be different from human beings like Jones.  This was symbolized, among other things, in the fact that the farm was now called Animal Farm.  This showed that the farm's government was different than it had been under Jones -- specifically that it was more pro-Animal.

But now, at the end of the book, Napoleon has changed.  He has shown that all he cares about is getting power.  He has come to be so much like the humans that he looks like them and he goes back to using the human name for the farm.

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