Animal Farm - Napoleon and Boxer Act in Ways to Destroy Freedom and Eq

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The novel, Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell and published in 1946. George Orwell's Animal Farm is a political satire of a totalitarian society ruled by a mighty dictatorship, in all probability an allegory for the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917. The animals of the "Manor Farm" overthrow their human master after a long history of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for humans. Little by little, the pigs become dominant, gaining more power and advantage over the other animals, so much so that they become corrupt and power-hungry as their predecessors, the humans. Napoleon's and Boxer's…show more content…
The great cart-horse Boxer devotes himself to the cause, taking "I will work harder" as his maxim and committing his great strength to the prosperity of the farm. Boxer then pledges hi allegiance to Napoleon; his speech is indicative of the discourse fed to him day in and day out. Boxer says aloud, "Napoleon is always right," intones the horse at just the crucial moment when a sign of his disapproval or even doubt might have stalled, if not thwarted, Napoleon's bid for sole power. Boxer was dedicated to the completion of the windmill. One day while building the windmill, Boxer falls and hurts his lung. Napoleon knows he has gained all of Boxers trust. Napoleon sells his most loyal worker to a glue-maker for whisky-money, while claiming to have sent him to a human hospital, where, according to Squealer, he died in peace. <br> <br>While life following a dictator might have proved to be successful and reasonable for a short amount of time, after the actual conditions are understood by its inhabitants, it is almost impossible for it to prosper. The lack of voice and resources Napoleon provided for the other animals was simply leading to another rebellion. Power through the people is the only successful was for a society to prosper, as the people are the only ones who can complete the grudge work for the community to

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