Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary Of Characters



Stalin's five-year plan was made to upgrade Russia and bring it current
with the rest of the world within a five-year period. In Orwell's book Animal
Farm, Napoleon - Snowball thinks up the idea of constructing a windmill which
looks like it is designed to bring the farm up to current technology. In both
cases, Stalin and Napoleon come off trying to sell their ideas with the
impression that it is to better the lives of the people and the animals of the
farm, but in reality the ideas are just dreams thought up to make the leaders
look good.

Snowball is a pig who lives on the farm, and is Napoleon's adversary.
He wants to be leader and is always causing problems for Napoleon. In ...

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to the slaughterhouse since he is of no further use.
Some of the animals come to realize what is happening and are mad at Napoleon,
but Napoleon talks his way out of it by convincing the animals that they are
mistaken and the hospital uses vehicles marked "slaughterhouse" to pick up
injured animals. Stalin's character was similar as he used people for his own
advantage, and when they were not further useful to him, he eliminated them.

The dogs represent Napoleon's secret police. Napoleon raised them up
from pups so they think his way and will do anything for him. They help hunt
down Snowball and do Napoleon's dirty work so everyone is afraid of them. The
dogs keep Napoleon in power and act like Stalin's Russian secret police, who
used any means they could to keep Stalin in power.

Squealer is the compassionate one and tries to set the animals' minds at
rest and keep peace. He was Orwell's reparation of propaganda. Squealer
expressed napoleons ideas in a way that always made ...

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