“When they had finished their confessions, the dogs promptly tore their throats out...”. These executions show, the animals made false confessions because they were uneducated. In conclusion the author of Animal Farm, George Orwell, metaphorically explains that with knowledge and education comes great power, and this can be extremely dangerous if it falls into the hands of those who are self-serving. As you see throughout the story the pigs only benefit themselves, they get to kill their animals, and they break the rules for their own advantage. Therefore a lesson we take from this is, leaders are not always selfless, sometimes they abuse their power to benefit themselves.
The Monster feels as if he is “Rejected and made loathsome by a father, deprived of any legitimate social position or connection, the creature turns to revenge,” to get payback for what Victor has done (Hill-Miller). This abandonment by his creator eventually angers the Monster causing him to seek revenge and be controlled by his anger. At this point both characters become entwined in a downward spiral of continuous revenge towards each counterpart. Anger is not allowing the Monster to think clearly, and when Victor’s little brother is killed, his anger overtakes his rational thinking. Whenever Victor “thought of him [he] gnashed [his] teeth, [his] eyes became inflamed and I ardently wished to extinguish that life,” all he wants to do is end the life of the fiend who has destroyed his serenity, sanity, and safety (Shelley 79).
Boxer was the first animal to wake up and the last animal to sleep. He worked day and night restlessly under the guidance of Napoleon. He was the greatest supporter of animal farm and Animalism, the ideology that runs the animal farm. However, he had to sacrifice his own animal right for the sake of animal farm and the better life of all of us. Also, he was loyal retainer of Napoleon.
All these qualities are represented by Boxer; he is idolized by many of his companions and had a relentless work ethic yet had his own difficulties. In the same manner, Snowball also possess the qualities of a hero, being the only animal to ever really stand up and argue back to the evil dictator, Napoleon. Boxer was definitely the hero of Animal Farm as he was the most hardworking and tenacious animal on the farm who was idolized by many. Adopting
The animals at the beginning just wanted everyone to be equal and to stay away from man, but in the end the pigs who were running the farm turned into men. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” (Orwell, 141). The pigs had turned into what they had feared and even hated at the start of the book. Orwell uses humor to show that even thought the animals had agreed on equality the pigs wanted to be at the top. They had their own agenda that did not include hearing what the other animals had to say about how their farm was run.
War’s outcome is fatalities of many people. This is typically due to conflict from two opposing parties, resulting in murders. In like manner, Boll weevil is murderous as he murders Cecil by stabbing him in the chest, due to the fact that Cecil does not give him the money that Cecil owes (108). It is apparent in this quote that Boll weevil is murderous: “Then without let up, there came a rush of lively blows followed by a loud scream, a heavy thud on the floor and a scurrying of feet towards the door” (106). This quote shows that Boll weevil is capable of shooting someone (Cecil), therefore making him murderous, similarily to war.
Mr. Whymper, a human business partner with Napoleon, often came to the farm for commerce. Orwell depicts, “The animals watched his coming and going with a kind of dread, and avoided him as much as possible” (Orwell 65). Even though there was limited interaction with Mr. Whymper, his presence caused distress among the animals. The pigs stressed the belief that all humans were brutal, ruthless masters. When the pigs suddenly declared that humans were not a threat, the feeling of loathing never left the animals.
One reason is because he is so big and powerful. He could take down Napoleon, the dogs, and the rest of the pigs easily, even Clover, the other cart horse. Boxer Another reason Napoleon feels threatened by Boxer is because well everyone loves Boxer. He is admired by all the animals and everyone looks up to him, “...universally respected…” (page 5), “...devoted to Boxer…” (page 5). Everyone looks up to Boxer because he is such a hard worker, even though he’s one of the dumbest animals on the farm.
Murdering a human being is not necessary, when it is over false accusations. In the novel Animal Farm, (in this case I will be referring to them as humans), Napoleon, is well known for his manipulative personality and having a hatred towards Snowball, his opponent for power. When the plot progresses, animals confess their siding with Snowball and without hesitation, he orders his team of soldiers to murder everyone who has confessed. Although Napoleon had no hard evidence of his citizen’s helping and siding with Snowball, he murdered them anyways off of false accusations. In contrast to To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom Robinson was murdered over a false accusation.
The animals that Napoleon leads resemble the ignorant, but hardworking people of Soviet Russia. These animals are easily manipulated by Napoleon, because they are uneducated. They are oblivious to how unfairly they are treated. Boxer’s motto is a prime example of how the animals look at their government. Boxer often says: “Napoleon is always right!” (48).