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    • Mr Jones
      • Is a farmer and represents Tsar Nicholas II
      • "To wipe out the last traces of Jones' hated reign" (chapter 2)
      • "In past years, Mr Jones, although a hard master, had been a capable farmer, but of late he had fallen on evil days"(Chapter 2)
      • "Jones too was dead" (chapter 10)
    • Old Major
      • A pig and is symbolic to Karl Marx
      • "I feel it my duty to pass on to you such wisdom as I have aquired" (Chapter 1)
      • "All animals are equal" (Chapter 1)
      • "Remember in the fight against man, we must not come to resemble him"  (Chapter 1)
    • Boxer
      • A horse and is symbolises the proletariat (Working class).
      • " A somewhat stupid appearance" (Chapter 1)
      • "Universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work" (Chapter 1)
      • "You, Boxer, the very day that those great muscles lose their power, Jones will sell you to the Knacker" (Chapter 1)
      • Boxer was forgotten, except by the few who had known him" (Chapter 10)
      • "I have no wish to take a life, not even human" (Chapter 4)
      • There were days where the entire work of the farm seemed to rest upon his mighty shoulders" (chapter 3)
    • Benjamin
      • A old donkey who symbolised the working class men who turned a blind eye despite their knowledge or the elderly.
      • "The oldest animal on the farm, and the worst tempered" (chapter 1)
      • "devoted to Boxer" (Chapter 1)
      • "Could read as well as any pig"   (Chapter 3).
      • "None of the anmals could form any idea as to what this meant, except old Benjamin, who nodded his muzzle with a knowing air, and seemed to understand, but would say nothing (Chapter 8)
    • Mollie
      • A horse, symbolic of the upper class.
      • "the foolish, pretty white mare" (Chapter 1)
      • "the stupidest questions of all were asked by Mollie" (Chapter 2)
      • "had taken to flight as soon as the gun went off" (Chapter 4)
      • "Mollie became more and more troublesome" (Chapter 5)
    • Moses
      • A raven who is symbolic of religion.
      • "a spy and a tale-bearer" (Chapter 2)
      • "He claimed to know of the existence of a mysterious country called Sugarcandy Mountain" (Chapter 2)
      • "told tales and did no work" (Chapter 2)
      • "In the middle of summer Moses the raven suddenly reappeared on the farm, after an absence of several years. He was quite unchanged, still did no work, and talked in the same strain as ever about Sugarcandy Mountain" (Chapter 9)
    • Snowball
      • A pig, symbolic of Leon Trotsky.
      • "a more vivacious pig than Napoleon" (Chapter 2)
      • "It was Snowball who was best at writing" (Chapter 2)
      • "Snowball declared that the seven commandments could in effect be reduced to  a single maxim" (Chapter 3)
      • "the pellets scored bloody streaks along Snowball's back" (Chapter 4)
      • "Within a few weeks Snowball's plans for the windmill were fully worked out"   (Chapter 5)
      • "sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws" (Chapter 5)
      • "Whenever anything went wrong it became usual to attribute it to Snowball" (Chapter 7)
    • Napoleon
      • A pig, symbolic of Joseph Stalin.
      • "a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar" (Chapter 2)
      • "a reputation for getting his own way" (Chapter 2)
      • "Napoleon was better at canvassing support for himself in between times" (Chapter 5)
      • "Napoleon read out the orders in a gruff soldierly style" (Chapter 5)
      • "he suddenly roared in a voice of thunder" (Chapter 6)
      • "rarely appeared in public" (Chapter 7)
      • "it became necessary to elect a President. There was only one candidate, Napoleon, who was elected unanimously" (Chapter 9)
      • "a whip in his trotter" (Chapter 10)
    • Squealer
      • His is a pig who is symbolic of the media/ Pravda Newspaper.
      • "very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements and a shrill voice" (Chapter 2)
      • "Could turn black into white" (Chapter 2)
      • "Surely comrades" (Said frequently by Squealer)
      • "discipline! That is the watch word for today" (Chapter 5)


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