The attempt to tame the wild creatures, for instance, broke down almost immediately. Thanks, in part, to animals like who swallow whole all of their leader's lies , Stalin became one of the world's most feared and brutal dictators. The hens woke up squawking with terror because they had all dreamed simultaneously of hearing a gun go off in the distance. A cow, three sheep, and two geese were killed, and nearly everyone was wounded. Squealer was sent to make the necessary explanations to the others.
On Sunday mornings Squealer, holding down a long strip of paper with his trotter, would read out to them lists of figures proving that the production of every class of foodstuff had increased by two hundred per cent, three hundred per cent, or five hundred per cent, as the case might be. Do you know the enemy who has come in the night and overthrown our windmill? Even when you have conquered him, do not adopt his vices. He suffers, because one clear and understandable ideology is now torn apart by the two equally respected leaders. His inability to see the truth and comprehend it leads to him being a tool of the greedy pigs. How these were to be procured, Snowball did not say. In this way, Boxer is a painfully ironic character.
But the pigs were so clever that they could think of a way round every difficulty. They dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws. They had started the rebuilding of the windmill the day after the victory celebrations were ended. His men were idle and dishonest, the fields were full of weeds, the buildings wanted roofing, the hedges were neglected, and the animals were underfed. The mechanical details came mostly from three books which had belonged to Mr. Frederick seems like an ally of Napoleon's, but his forged banknotes reveal his true character. The hens, said Napoleon, should welcome this sacrifice as their own special contribution towards the building of the windmill.
After a little thought, the pigs sent for buckets and milked the cows fairly successfully, their trotters being well adapted to this task. Does it not say something about never sleeping in a bed? But Napoleon the pig more directly represents Stalin in his constantly changing policies and actions, his secret activities, his intentional deception and manipulation of the populace, and his use of fear tactics and atrocities. The animals felt a little uneasy at this. It may also, however, speak to the specific significance of Boxer himself: before being carted off, he serves as the force that holds Animal Farm together. At the Meeting on the following Sunday the question of whether or not to begin work on the windmill was to be put to the vote. But once again the men, with their sticks and their hobnailed boots, were too strong for them; and suddenly, at a squeal from Snowball, which was the signal for retreat, all the animals turned and fled through the gateway into the yard. To tell you the truth, I had been looking forward to my retirement.
It was about this time that the pigs suddenly moved into the farmhouse and took up their residence there. It must be due to some fault in ourselves. Boxer saw them coming and put out his great hoof, caught a dog in mid-air, and pinned him to the ground. Except through Whymper, there was as yet no contact between Animal Farm and the outside world, but there were constant rumours that Napoleon was about to enter into a definite business agreement either with Mr. He raises the puppies in a loft above the harness room, out of sight of the rest of Animal Farm. The human beings did not hate Animal Farm any less now that it was prospering; indeed, they hated it more than ever.
They all declared contemptuously that his stories about Sugarcandy Mountain were lies, and yet they allowed him to remain on the farm, not working, with an allowance of a gill of beer a day. Each had his own following, and there were some violent debates. Nine hens had died in the meantime. The windmill was in ruins. As the human beings approached the farm buildings, Snowball launched his first attack. Already Frederick had paid up; and the sum he had paid was just enough to buy the machinery for the windmill.
The animals filed slowly past, and each gazed his fill. He stole the corn, he upset the milk-pails, he broke the eggs, he trampled the seedbeds, he gnawed the bark off the fruit trees. Transporting the stone when it was once broken was comparatively simple. These would meet in private and afterwards communicate their decisions to the others. Even when he is being led to his death at the knacker's, Boxer needs to be told of his terrible fate by Benjamin and Clover.
But suddenly the dogs sitting round Napoleon let out deep, menacing growls, and the pigs fell silent and sat down again. A minute later all five of them were in full flight down the cart-track that led to the main road, with the animals pursuing them in triumph. Pinkeye A pig that Napoleon enlists as his taster, lest someone try to poison him. Surely none of you wishes to see Jones back? Benjamin reads the letters on the side of the van--Boxer is being taken to a slaughterhouse. It was almost half built now. Boxer is an idealized worker in many ways. Afterwards Squealer was sent round the farm to explain the new arrangement to the others.