Snowball is a positive influence on the farm and cares about his people
Perseverant committed to animal farm.
“Snowball read it aloud for the benefit of the others.”
“he was indefatigable at this” (forming animal communities) (“Most of these projects were a failure”)
He was creative, but Napoleon was seen to have a more ruthless character.
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” – page 9
Snowball is a natural writer therefore easily learnt how to read with fluency.
“Taught themselves to read and write from an old spelling book”
“for it was Snowball who was the best at writing”
“He talked learnedly about field-drains, silage and basic slag”
A distinguished character on the farm.
“Pre-eminent among the pigs”
He also was desperate to gain allies and spread the news of the rebellion.
“sent out flights of pigeons whose instructions were to mingle with the animals on the neighbouring farms”
“tell them the story of the Rebellion”
Against humans for animalism.
“Whoever had thoroughly grasped it (animalism (the ten commandments) would be safe from human influences”
the instrument in which he(man) does all his mischief”
“Let us make it a point of honour to get in the harvest more quickly than Jones and his men could do.”
Snowball after his banishment is blamed for all misfortune/mischief on the farm
“SNOWBALL, SNOWBALL has done this thing! In sheer malignity, thinking to set back our plans and avenge himself for his ignominious expulsion” – pg 44
Secretive (still goes behind the animals backs)
“The pigs now revealed that during the past 3 months they had taught themselves to read and write”