Role Of Boxer In Animal Farm

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Animal Farm Essay Name:Kelci Sorenson-Smith In the satire entitled Animal Farm by George Orwell, the character Boxer represents the working class members of society who rebel against farmer Jones to gain freedom. However, the utopia that they fought for was not realized and they are manipulated by the pigs, inturn, they find themselves no better off than they started. Without Boxer, Animal Farm would have never progressed as far as it did because he was the structure of the farm. Boxer, the horse, is a very important figure on the farm who is strong, brave, and hard working. Boxer was a major participant in extra work, for example “He had made an arrangement with one of the cockerels to…show more content…
Even though it is good that Boxer is devoted to the farm, he sometimes can go over the limit, " I have no wish to take life, not even human life, repeated Boxer, and his eyes were full of tears." (p.14) this shows that Boxer cares about his mistakes and is faithful even towards the enemy. Furthermore, this also illustrates that Boxer is devoted to the farm but he believes that he went overboard. Boxer likes to stick with what he has for instance, "His two slogans 'I will work harder' and 'Napoleon is always right' seemed to him a sufficient answer to all his problems." (p.20) the shows that even though he questioned Napolion about snowball destroying the windmill, he closed his mouth and said "Napoleon is always right." Moreover, this shows that Boxer does not want to doubt Napoleon's leadership. To conclude Boxer was so devoted that he didn't know Napoleon was scared of him and that Napoleon would soon send him to the knacker himself. To sum it up boxer was a great leader in the book Animal Farm. He was a brave, devoted, and dimwitted worker. His optimistic views help the farm get through many tough
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