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English 9
26 October 2013
Snowball, a Noble Leader
To quote Steve Jobs, “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” When the thought of this quote is accompanied with the story of “Animal Farm”, one should award that “yardstick” role to Snowball, one of the farms leaders. Snowball throughout the book showed many traits of being a good, well-collected leader. The best traits to show why he is the better leader have been summed down to the three best ones. Essentially, Snowball is the better leader, for he is efficient, passionate, and eloquent. To begin, Snowball shows efficiency in many ways. For example, “The stupidest questions of all were asked by Mollie, the white mare. The very first question she asked Snowball was: ‘Will there still be sugar after the Rebellion? ’No,’ said Snowball firmly. ‘We have no means of making sugar on this farm. Besides, you do not need sugar. You will have all the oats and hay you want.’(Orwell28). This quote shows that he knows these limits of the farm and will try to provide for the farm without spending a lot of money and resources. Another example is a quote from chapter 3. “‘Now, comrades,’ cried Snowball, throwing down the paint-brush, ‘to the hayfield! Let us make it a point of honor to get in the harvest more quickly than Jones and his men could do.’(Orwell18)" This quote shows that he is ready to start having the members of the farm perform in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort. If you like an efficient leader, Snowball is the better choice. Snowball shows a lot of passion with his leadership. The quote “Snowball and Napoleon were by far the most active in the debates (Orwell52)” is an example of him being passionate. It shows that he was compelled by intense emotion to better the farm. Another quote showing this trait is “ ‘The flag was green, Snowball explained, to represent the green fields of England, while the hoof and horn...
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