Animal Farm - Snowball

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  • Snowball
    • He can convince the animals to agree with him through the power of his speeches, even though they don’t always understand what he is saying.
      • “Snowball often won over the majority with his brilliant speeches".
        • "Snowball's eloquence carried them away"
          • The birds did not understand Snowball's long words,but they accepted his explanation
            • "badge of slavery. Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than ribbons?"
              • "Mollie agreed but she did not sound very convinced "
      • “Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character.”
      • “Often won over the majority with his brilliant speeches"
    • Snowball is a good, strategic military leader. He is clearly committed to his vision for Animal Farm and is willing to die for his beliefs.
      • “He himself dashed straight for Jones”
        • He is shown in the thick of the battle.When he says "no sentimentality " and that "war is war" illustrates the strength of character and single-mindedness tat has enabled him to lead.
          • These sentiments gain power from the fact that he is till bleeding from his wounds
      • He is shown in the thick of the battle.When he says "no sentimentality " and that "war is war" illustrates the strength of character and single-mindedness tat has enabled him to lead.
        • These sentiments gain power from the fact that he is till bleeding from his wounds
    • Although Snowball takes the milk and apples, he is noble. He wants to improve the animals’ lives and works tirelessly, even though his plans often fail.
      • “Snowball often won over the majority with his brilliant speeches".
        • "Snowball's eloquence carried them away"
          • The birds did not understand Snowball's long words,but they accepted his explanation
            • "badge of slavery. Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than ribbons?"
              • "Mollie agreed but she did not sound very convinced "
    • Snowball also wants to build the windmill so that the animals will eventually have more leisure time and a better quality of life.
    • Napoleon’s nine dogs chase Snowball off the farm.After this, Snowball is used as a scapegoat and blamed for anything that goes wrong on the farm.
      • “In league with Jones from the very start”.
      • "Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments. Even Boxer was vaguely troubled. He set his ears back, shook his forelock several times, and tried hard to marshal his thoughts; but in the end he could not think of anything to say. "
      • "deep, menacing growls, and the pigs fell silent and sat down again."
    • Snowball’s character represents Trotsky.Trotsky believed in the same communist ideas as Marx and Lenin. Trotsky was violently pushed into exile by Stalin.
      • Snowball develops Old Major's teachings "into a complete system of thought"

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