After Boxer is injured while defending the farm in the Battle of the Windmill, Napoleon sends him to be slaughtered for profit.
The pigs use the money from the slaughter to buy themselves a case of whisky.
Benjamin represents the human (and also stereotypically Russian) tendency towards apathy; he holds fast to the idea that life is inherently hard and that efforts for change are futile. Over the course of his career, Orwell became politically pessimistic and predicted the overtake of the West by totalitarian governments. He is “an enormous beast, nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as any two ordinary horses put together.
A white stripe down his nose gave him a somewhat stupid appearance, and in fact he was not of first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work” (26). With his determination to be a good public servant and his penchant for hard work, Boxer becomes Napoleon’s greatest supporter.
He is the oldest animal on the farm and stereotypically stubborn and crotchety.
He is also intelligent, being the only animal (aside from the pigs) that can read fluently.Little by little, the pigs become dominant, gaining more power and advantage over the other animals, so much so that they become corrupt and power-hungry as their predecessors, the humans.Napoleon's and Boxer's The animals think that killing is against one of the commandments, but when Muriel reads the writing on the barn wall to Clover, interestingly, the words are, "No animal shall kill any other animal without cause." In addition, Napoleon completely transforms the farm into the same or worse way it was in the hands of Man.Napoleon gave the other animals little food, while he lives a lavish lifestyle.He tells the animals lies about their memories, and gives them false information for his own benefits such as, equality in rations will be contrary to the principles of Animalism.The novel, Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell and published in 1946.George Orwell's Animal Farm is a political satire of a totalitarian society ruled by a mighty dictatorship, in all probability an allegory for the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917.Boxer represents the peasant or working class, a faction of humanity with a great combined strength--enough to overthrow a manipulative government--but which is uneducated enough to take propaganda to heart and believe unconditionally in the government’s cause. She is “a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal.” Clover is Boxer’s faithful companion as well as a motherly figure to the other animals.Like Boxer, Clover is not intelligent enough to read, so she enlists Muriel to read the altered Seven Commandments to her.He never laughs, preferring to make cynical comments, especially the cryptic line, “donkeys live a long time.” Despite Benjamin’s unfriendly nature, he has a special affinity for Boxer.The Rebellion does not change Benjamin’s personality, although he eventually helps the animals read the lettering on the side of the van and the maxim that replaces the Seven Commandments.