The Theme Of Good And Bad Leadership In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell characterization is necessary to build the allegory. Three characters symbolize the allegory. Napoleon represents Stalin, Boxer represents the proletarians, and snowball represents Trotsky. The symbolization of Boxer, Napoleon, and Snowball all incorporate the theme of good and bad leadership.

One character that incorporates the theme of good and bad leadership is Boxer. He symbolizes the proletarians in real life. After the war of the cowshed Boxer says, “what a victory comrade? Have we not driven the enemy off our soil- the sacred soil of animal farm?”.(ch.8) This quote represents how Boxer is unifying all the animals in order to win a war. After the war Boxer is known as a great leader by all the animals except the pigs. In real life Boxer represents the proletariats in Russia. The proletariats in Russia are working class that have to work long hours for minimal amount of money. As a result Boxer can be seen as a superior leader to some, but
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He symbolizes Stalin. In the novel the pigs consider Napoleon as a great leader, because he gives them plenty of food and less work. When the animals are working on the windmill Napoleon says, “ there will be work on Sunday afternoons from now on. This work is strictly voluntary, but any animal who absents himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.”(ch.7) This quote is showing the inequality in the farm, because the rations of the pigs are not being reduced. In real life, Stalin would force the proletariat and the working class to work for long hours, but then gave them little food. This relates to the world because people who did not work for Stalin (pigs) would get whatever they needed. On the other hand the working class (all other animals) would get whatever their leader gave them. As a result, Napoleon is not a good leader because he does not consider everyone as
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