Her personality is superficial and adolescent. After Boxer is injured while defending the farm in the Battle of the Windmill, Napoleon sends him to be slaughtered for profit. He naïvely trusts the pigs to make all his decisions for him. He represents Adolf Hilter who also was quite sly and was caught killing the Jews. .
Mr Fredricks - He owns the neighbouring Pinchfield farm. Nobody really talks about the cat much because it is only there at the beginning and plays a small role. By the end of the summer, all of the animals achieve some degree of literacy. When he returns, he still insists on the existence of Sugarcandy Mountain. He gets sold to be made into glue. Before this, only the smaller commandments were being violated such as the drinking of alcohol, for instance.
Snowball, who represents Leon Trotsky, is a progressive politician and aims to improve Animal Farm with a windmill and other technological advances, but Napoleon expels him before he can do so. This represents the cynical manipulation of the Moscow Patriarchate by the State to control and observe the population. He represents Stalin as both of them were dictators and the leaders of communism beliefs. The social stratification that began with the overthrowing of Mr. He also, like the proletariat, had a naive trust in the dominant pigs. He never complains; he's super loyal; and he literally works himself to death.
This character portrays the Middle Class, who weren't very excited about the Bolshevik revolution and fled to the West. The Cat shows the unethical, silent rejections of the new order; unwilling to work, yet encouraging others to do so, and acting bravely in the face of threats, but disappearing when there is actual danger. However, he rarely uses his ability, because he feels there is nothing worth reading. In his absence, Snowball comes to represent an abstract idea of evil. The dogs are the only animals other than the pigs that are given special privileges. As we have witnessed throughout Animal Farm there are a number of circumstances that arise that serve as allegories to past political or social events. Being unintelligent, he was unable to recognise even the blatant forms of injustice and corruption of Napoleon, the same way the working class was blindly loyal to the government.
This would have been seen as an ultimate treachery among the animals—an act of pure brutality on the part of the humans even though it is later another animal who does it to him. Squealer represents the propaganda that was going around in Russia and surrounding countries that were making people think that Stalin wasn't even doing the things that weren't even happening. It is difficult not to think of as the power center unfolds and then collapses, leaving the working class in its wake. It is difficult to cast aside more critical biographical slants on Animal Farm by and it must be remembered that this is a work that came out of the perceptions of George Orwell his of modern politics and society. Squealer represents Vyacheslav Molotov who was Stalin's protégé and head of Communist propaganda. Horses The three horses Clover, Mollie, and Boxer represent the three social classes. There are also several implications that he represents an autocratic but ineffective capitalist, incapable of running the farm and looking after the animals properly.
Meaning, those who keep quiet will live longer. Later, he told the animals that the surgeons did everything they could, but it did not work. Ominously, as Friedrich Hayek points out in The Road to Serfdom 1944 , communist principles had strong proponents among many Allied nations as well. He would often forget to feed the animals, this made the animals mad and they decided to rebel against him. This character has a touch of Orwell himself. By the end of the book Napoleon and his fellow pigs have learned to walk upright and started to behave similar to humans.
He represents the western powers, such as Britain and the U. Read an Old Major - The prize-winning boar whose vision of a socialist utopia serves as the inspiration for the Rebellion. Also, Orwell's message was mainly power is very powerful. He is also quite significant in that he is not quite a horse the working class and yet definitely not a leader like the pigs, although his intellect is at least equal to theirs, this implies that Benjamin is a symbol of the who during the revolution and its aftermath are very much aware of what is going on, but do nothing about it. At the Battle of the Cowshed, Boxer proves to be a valuable soldier, knocking a stable-boy unconscious with his mighty hoof. Even more peculiar you can understand that all the animals in the book are very similar to people during the Russian Revolution. Benjamin - The long-lived donkey who refuses to feel inspired by the Rebellion.
Napoleon also abused his power in many ways too. Napoleon begins to gradually build up his power, using puppies he raised to be vicious dogs as his secret police. Also, as the animals decided to re-build the windmill, Stalin also kept producing many more Five-Year Plans, some of which were successful. She tries to convince them to come to her, preaching that under animalism she cannot hurt them, but they stay away, perhaps wisely, for the tone of the passage implies that her intentions may not be virtuous. The death of Boxer in Animal Farm is symbolic of the attitude toward the working class—it is a symbol for the way once a worker is no useful or viable, he can simply be done away with. She eventually flees the farm and is last seen, bedecked in ribbons, eating sugar and letting her new owner stroke her nose.
For example, farm workers in the Ukraine broke their backs to provide the food for the large, industrial cities, but starved to death on their own farms. They had refused to give up their eggs, much as the Kulaks had indignantly resisted surrendering their farms to State control during the 1930s. Most of these committees fail to accomplish their aims, but the classes designed to teach all of the farm animals how to read and write meet with some success. They also act as executioners, tearing out the throats of animals that confess to treachery. He becomes wise to Napoleon's ways too late, and his death is another example of Napoleon's tyranny. She has a difficult time with her new life on Animal Farm, as she misses wearing ribbons in her mane and eating sugar cubes. One such symbol is the cat.