Animal Farm Character Symbolism Flashcard Example #16144

Napoleon
Joseph Stalin
Snowball
Leon Trosky; popular pick
Squealer
Propaganda; “politician language”
Old Major
Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin; leader
Boxer
Working class; loyal, yet has blind trust of leaders; is to be used, then disposed
Clover
Common people’s manipulation by leaders; forgot original commandments
Mollie
Bourgeoisie; flees revoution for former luxury
Jessie and Bluebell
Give birth to a litter of puppies 🙂
Puppies
Fear and intimidation via secret police (KGB) or what have you
Benjamin
George Orwell; cynical about revolution
Moses
How Communism and Tsarism exploited the common population; speaks of Sugarcandy Mt.
Muriel
Intelligent labor; reads Commandments
Mr. Jones
Tsar Nicolas II; abuses subordinates
Mr. Frederick
Adolf Hitler cough cough; wants to take over farm
Mr. Pilkington
Winston Churchill; interacted with farm

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