English Literature: Animal Farm Character Profile - Boxer

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Complete the sentence: Boxer is the _____ _______ on the farm - all the farm's ___ seemed "to rest upon his ______ shoulders"
Boxer is the hardest worker on the farm - all the farm's work seemed "to rest upon his mighty shoulders"
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What does the quote "as any two horses put together" suggest about Boxer?
That he is very strong.
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What does Boxer get awarded after the Battle of the Cowshed?
An 'Animal Hero, First Class' medal for his bravery
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Why do the animals respect Boxer?
Because he has a calm, stable manner and has a tremendous ability to work.
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When does Boxer get upset in the novella? What does this show?
He gets upset when he think he's killed a human boy during the Battle of the Cowshed. This shows he is compassionate.
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Quote to show Boxer as loyal
"Napoleon is always right"
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Quote to show Boxer as hardworking
"I must work harder"
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Quote to show Boxer as dim-witted
"not of first-rate intelligence"
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What is ultimately Boxer's downfall? Explain.
His dedication to the farm. Every time he witnesses a terrible event on the farm, he just works harder. He overworks himself for the good of the farm.
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What happens as a consequence of Boxer not being very bright?
He is easily manipulated by the pigs
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How is Boxer a useful tool for the pigs?
Because if Boxer is on their side many of the other animals will follow more easily because they look up to Boxer.
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Talk about Boxer after Napoleon's trials and executions
He has misgiving about the pigs' behaviour but he remains silent - continuing to believe in Napoleon.
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Who does Boxer represent?
The Russian working class who worked hard in appalling conditions to try and achieve the unattainable goals set by the government for no reward.
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What happens to Boxer after the battle of the windmill?
He is injured but refuses to lighten his load - he's determined to build the windmill, however hard it is - but unfortunately in the end he collapses and is taken ill.
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What does Boxer believe will happen to him after he is taken ill?
He believes he will get a happy retirement.
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Where does Boxer believe he is being sent? What is the reality?
Boxer thinsk he is being sent to the vet for treatment but Napoleon sells him to the knacker's yard so that the pigs can get money for whisky.
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Card 2

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What does the quote "as any two horses put together" suggest about Boxer?

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That he is very strong.

Card 3

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What does Boxer get awarded after the Battle of the Cowshed?

Back

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Card 4

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Why do the animals respect Boxer?

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Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

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When does Boxer get upset in the novella? What does this show?

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