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by George Orwell

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What does Napoleon's action of urinating over Snowball's windmill plans say about his character?

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In chapter 5, Napoleon and Snowball begin to form their own separate factions and oppose each other's vision for the future of Animal Farm. While Napoleon believes that the farm should focus on agriculture and food production, Snowball focuses his efforts on creating blueprints for an electricity-generating windmill. Using Mr. Jones's old books on mechanics and electricity, Snowball develops elaborate blueprints for the windmill and gains the animals' support. Napoleon refuses to support Snowball's plans for the windmill and even urinates on the blueprints without uttering a word. Napoleon's actions indicate that he is an insensitive, ruthless man, who believes that his ideas are superior to others. His actions also reveal that he is inconsiderate and willing to engage in foul play in order to get his way.

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