What are the main disagreements between Snowball and Napoleon in the book Animal Farm?

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Jessica Pope eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Snowball is a true egalitarian revolutionary. He writes "The 7 Commandments," a guide to life on the farm after the ousting of the totalitarian and oppressive farmer. Snowball encouraged the other animals to spread their revolution to other farms throughout the communit, going from farm to farm and helping the animals to secure freedom. Napoleon starts out as Snowball's fellow revolutionary, committed to the cause of a iMac freedom. However, as the story progresses, Napoleon becomes an opportunistic leader. He begins to favor pigs above the other animals. He starts to create special privileges for the pigs. Napoleon becomes more and more tyrannical as the story progresses, until, eventually he's indistinguishable from the farmer himself.