More Intelligence can make someone more equal than someone with less intelligence. George Orwell creates characters, which are animals, to create a good story and also discuss a real life global issue thus making Animal Farm an Aesop fable. Reading the book literally the animals rebel against the farm owner because he did not treat the animals equally, but after the rebellion the pigs put themselves in power and did the exact same as Mr. Jones. Thematically the novel was inspired by the Russian Revolution of 1917. Just like in the novel the Russian citizens felt unequally treated, so they overthrew Tsar Nicholas II. Vladimir Lenin put himself in charge also treating people unequally using propaganda to stay in charge. In Animal Farm, a political allegory, George Orwell, the author, uses symbolism by introducing characters like Napoleon, sheep, and Boxer to show how different levels of intelligence can establish different levels of equality. Boxer, a strong horse, had a low overall intelligence level which made him only good for labor therefor his character symbolizes a low working class in the real social world. Boxer was unaware and not able to realize how Napoleon was misusing his power. Boxer just went along with the things he though were right because he could not think as much as other animals on the farm. Boxer creates slogans such as, “If comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right” and “I will work harder” which he put to use in his everyday life (Orwell 51).
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Boxer is a fictional horse in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which is a satire of the Russian Revolution. Many characters allude to different groups or important people from this era, and this applies to Boxer as well. Boxer is a representation of the working class because of his qualities, personality, his role in the novel and his motto. Orwell expresses much criticism towards the character of Boxer because he lets Napoleon think for him.
"All oppression creates a state of war" -Simone de Beauvar, French Philosopher. Animal Farm by George Orwell is an allegory for the Russian Revolution. Each animal was a key character in the Revolution such as Napoleon being Joseph Stalin, Mr. Jones being Tsar Nicholas and Boxer, being an ignorant. Mr.Jones was run off the farm because the animals were tired of the drunken man mistreating them. What the animals didn't know was that they went from one dictator to a whole group of them. The pigs. Ignorance contributes to political and social oppression and is proved by the inability to comprehend what the pigs are doing to the other animals. The animals cannot read or write as well, are perplexed easily, couldn't see the blemishes in the pig's leadership, or how the pigs changed things and didn't see or completely ignored how the pigs had acted.
In chapter 9 Boxer dies working and he was a hard worker. Boxer believed everything that napoleon said was good so his main mottoes were “I will work harder” and “Comrade napoleon is always right.” Because these mottoes served Napoleon good, Napoleon decided to tell the animals to adapt Boxer's mottoes and they did because they wanted to be as good as Boxer was. There are more examples of propaganda used in Animal Farm and it is one of the biggest techniques used by Napoleon to gain power in the Animal Farm.
Animal Farm is almost a direct parallel to Russia during the time of World War I through World War II. The characters all have real life counterparts that are easily seen. The events are also all real and conveyed in the novel in an easily understood way. The novel creates a new way to look at the events that transpired during this time period and allows people to really understand what happened. In Animal Farm, George Orwell employs many symbols to convey the parallelism between the novel and World War I and World War II in Russia.
In Animal Farm, George Orwell uses satirical allegory throughout his novel to present the pessimistic view of human nature. The animal fable is used to demonstrate the issues of unfair treatment, exploitation and inequality in society. It is evident that this irony is particularly evident in the ending of both novels (Gulbin 88). The satirist irony is directed on the events of the Russian Revolution and on the totalitarian regime. Orwell uses political reason with creative reason to show his negative belief that people only change the dictators though revolutions but the systems stay the same. It is only a dream that people can gain a classless society through revolutions. Orwell believes that everyone wants equality, yet it is in one's nature as human beings to obtain power.
As soon as the revolution starts, Boxer is more devoted than ever to the farm. At the Battle of the Cowshed, Boxer is trying to prove his loyalty to the farm by defending the animals against a stable boy with kicking him with his hoof. “I will work harder.”(Orwell 25)The quote reveals his hard work and devotion to other animals and the farm. Though Boxer is very strong, he is also very naïve. The pigs bossed him around, being blindly loyal to Napoleon. “Napoleon is always right”(Orwell 48) When he says this, it demonstrates that he does not understand that the pigs are using him. He believes that everything Napoleon says is just. While others are trying to learn how to read Boxer does not feel the need he only wants to work harder for the good of the animal farm. Unfortunately, at the end of the book, he is so worn down that he cannot work anymore, so the pigs make the decision to send him to be slaughtered. At this point Boxer realizes that pigs have used him and was not loyal to the animals like he was. Boxer represents the Russian working-class in the Soviet
An author often writes a novel as a warning to mankind. In Animal Farm, George Orwell creates a world of animals that allegorically represent man. The intelligent pigs take advantage of the uneducated lower animals and take control of the farm. By showing the steady increase of the pigs' intellectual exploitation of the lower animals, Orwell warns the reader of the importance of an education.
Boxer is described as a hard working but lacking in wisdom and ignorant horse. Boxer worries about the farm, but he's not smart enough to put together that the enemy is Napoleon. Since he isn't a bright horse, he doesn't think for himself; he decides to be loyal no matter what to follow the party as in, Communist party line. After Snowball is sent into exile, Boxer tries to think for himself and make his own decisions but he can't come up with anything besides, "If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right," (Orwell). He takes up a new personal motto: "Napoleon is always right" (Orwell). This shows how Napoleon used manipulation to make the animals fall under his command. Due to Boxer being ignorant, but
Animal Farm by George Orwell and The Lives of Others by Florian von Donnersmarck have highlighted the dangers inherent in a Totalitarian society by using stylistic features. The stylistic features used include, symbolism of art, and themes of corruption and hope. Animal Farm is an allegory for communism, specifically the 1917 Russian Revolution the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union and reflects on many of the events that lead up to the revolt. The Lives of Others is an allegory for socialism, specifically the German Democratic Republic during the Second World War. And although both focus on different times, both Orwell and Donnersmarck have used the power of artistic expression in their respective works.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a perfect example of how ignorance and lack of education can be used for control. Control which can lead to political and social oppression. The experiences of the various characters present how the pigs use this idea to oppress the animals of Animal Farm.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a satirical allegory through which he presents his cynical view of human nature. He uses the animal fable effectively to expose the issues of injustice, exploitation and inequality in human society.
It was once when an animal was a slave and just an animal, but with a little bit of rebellion, things are turned upside down. Animal Farm shows an important point that it is easy to take advantage of those who are feeble, or less intelligent. Napoleon uses his power to keep the sheep working who follow along with the rest of the animals, and also exploits characters like Boxer who helps. In Animal Farm, George Orwell uses personification and detail to show a leader and followers viewpoints in an environment to prove how leaders and followers contributes to the loss of freedom and equality.
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and and from pig to man again, but already it was impossible to say which was which.” Orwell wrote Animal Farm as an allegory based on problems resulting from the Russian Revolution. In Animal Farm, George Orwell uses tone, characterization, and stylistic elements to show that people in power use manipulation to stay in power.
I came up with my allegory when I was taking my Biology test. We had been talking notes the entire class period and it was extremely boring. I was thinking about how much I dislike being in school and then I thought “What if the students all decided to go on strike?”. “Surely the teachers couldn’t handle hundreds of students refusing to cooperate.” This gave me an idea.
You sit in class and always know the answer. People come to you for help and after a while you become cunning. You start to charge people for help. They still keep coming in for help and now you control the school and what goes on. The novel Animal Farm by George Orwell is about a farm that animals took control from the owner lead by intelligent pigs. The pigs rose to power because of their intelligence and are lead by Napoleon. They go through many hardships, but at the end Napoleon makes peace with the humans much to the rest of the farms dismay. A theme that is found in the book is that knowledge is power. This theme comes up many times in the beginning, middle, and the end of the novel.