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What is Napoleon's physical and behavioural characteristics found in chapters 9 and 10? I need to make a profile of Napoleon from chapters 9 and 10.

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As the novel progresses, the pigs who led the revolution sort themselves out into leaders, followers, and opponents. Those who oppose the leaders rather than follow them are taken away or ignored. By the events presented in chapter 9, Napoleon has eliminated much of his competition and is confident that he will not be challenged as supreme leader of the farm. He is supported by his propagandist, Squealer, whose proclamations convince the other animals that policies have not, in fact, changed.

Napoleon is the father of many piglets, and he has a school constructed to teach them. He takes advantage of the fact that the other animals had shown little affinity for book learning. By providing his offspring with an education, he is turning them into an elite group. This elitism is accentuated by Napoleon’s continual proclamations, such as requiring that other animals get off the path when a pig walks on it. Furthermore, there are food shortages, but Napoleon is eating well. The declaration of...

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napoleon was a large fierce looking berkshire boar. he was very cunning. he was ruthless and slaughtered the animals who went against him. He was also cruel and evil