In George Orwell’s short novel Animal Farm, many of the animals and other characters are metaphors or allegories. This essay shall cover the characters Boxer, a hardworking stallion, as well as Squealer, a sly and deceptive pig.
Boxer is a horse, and the strongest animal on the farm. He represents the ideal worker to the animals, and is considered a role model for all the other (working) animals. He portrays the idea of the Stakhanovite movement, named after Russian worker Алексе́й Григо́рьевич Стаха́нов, or Alexsei Grigoryevich Stakhanov. Boxer is shown to be very unintelligent and gullible, buying into the pigs lies without question and only being able to remember 4 letters of the alphabet.
One way of looking at Boxer