The Role Of Boxer In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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The issue that was trying to be made by George Orwell, who published the book Animal Farm was to illustrate the way Stalinism (governing and related policies) had given up the standards of the communist rebellion in the Soviet Union. Orwell called it as he saw it, and like other progressive intellectuals, was discouraged at Stalin, a person he portrays as Napoleon, the pig in the book. First, we are going to discuss who Boxer is in the book and what role he plays. Secondly, we are going to discuss why Napoleon feels so threatened by Boxer. Lastly, we are going to discuss how the betrayal of Boxer was the alternative peak of the book, if we consider the banishment of Snowball and the pig’s initial merging of power as the true climax of the book.…show more content…
He also is a devoted citizen of Animal Farm and had incredible strength and that is a great asset to have when helping fight the rebellion on the farm. At the Battle of the Cowshed, Boxer proves that he is a valuable solider by knocking down a stable-boy unconscious with his enormous hoof. Another way he is valued by waking up early to go to work on the farm and always says “I will work harder”. By him doing this shows his determination to work and help out the animal’s cause. The downside to Boxer is he thinks, “Napoleon is always right”, and he is not a very intelligent animal because he has been incapable of learning the alphabet past the letter D. Even when Boxer was being directed to his death at the horse slaughter, he needed to be told of his terrible fate lying ahead by Benjamin and Clover. He figured out who Napoleon truly was, but it was to late and his death is another example of Napoleon’s
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