Animal Farm Character List & Flashcards

Animal Farm Character List & Flashcards
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Old Major
An elderly and well-respected pig who inspires the animals to start a socialist revolution on the farm. He is based on both Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin.
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Clover
A horse who distrusts the pigs, but doesn't know how to read. Like Boxer, Clover also represents the working class.
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Mollie
A horse who is beautiful, but is also somewhat arrogant and lazy. Mollie represents the middle class.
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Boxer
A horse that is very strong, but is not very smart. Boxer represents the working class.
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Squealer
A pig that works as Napoleon's public representative. Squealer represents propaganda and the media.
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Snowball
A pig who initially worked with Napoleon, but then Napoleon has Snowball chased off the farm. After Snowball is gone, Napoleon uses him as scapegoat. Snowball is based on Leon Trotsky.
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Napoleon
A pig who takes control of Animal Farm after the animals revolt against Mr. Jones. His character is based on Joseph Stalin.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This flashcard set covers information about the main characters from George Orwell's novel Animal Farm. Orwell's allegorical novel tells the story of a group of farm animals who overthrow their master and attempt to run their farm on their own. Animal Farm's narrative parallels the period of time between the Russian Revolution of 1917, leading all the way up to the rise of Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union.

These cards will help you to familiarize yourself with Animal Farm's main characters and the historical figures that they represent.

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Napoleon
A pig who takes control of Animal Farm after the animals revolt against Mr. Jones. His character is based on Joseph Stalin.
Snowball
A pig who initially worked with Napoleon, but then Napoleon has Snowball chased off the farm. After Snowball is gone, Napoleon uses him as scapegoat. Snowball is based on Leon Trotsky.
Squealer
A pig that works as Napoleon's public representative. Squealer represents propaganda and the media.
Boxer
A horse that is very strong, but is not very smart. Boxer represents the working class.
Mollie
A horse who is beautiful, but is also somewhat arrogant and lazy. Mollie represents the middle class.
Clover
A horse who distrusts the pigs, but doesn't know how to read. Like Boxer, Clover also represents the working class.
Old Major
An elderly and well-respected pig who inspires the animals to start a socialist revolution on the farm. He is based on both Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin.
Mr. Jones
A human who runs Manor Farm before the animals have a revolution. Mr. Jones is a drunk and a bad master. Mr. Jones represents Tsar Nicholas II.
Benjamin
A donkey who is skeptical of the pigs from the very beginning. He is one of the only animals on the farm who can read fully. Benjamin represents Orwell's perspective.
Mr. Frederick
A human who owns Pinchfield, a nearby farm. Mr. Frederick is a shrewd businessman and is untrustworthy. His character is based on Adolf Hitler.
Mr. Pilkington
A human who owns Foxwood Farm. Mr. Pilkington is wealthy and friendly, and he dislikes Mr. Frederick. Mr. Pilkington represents Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Mr. Whymper
A human who acts as a liaison between Animal Farm and the humans. Mr. Whymper represents Capitalists who did business with the Soviet Union.
Muriel
An old goat who is one of the few animals on the farm that can read. She represents the educated working class.
Moses
A raven who was the pet of Mr. Jones. He tells the animals stories of Sugarcandy Mountain. Moses represents the use of religion by communist leaders, and the Russian Orthodox Church.
Minimus
A pig who is a gifted poet and songwriter. Minimus writes songs and poems for Napoleon. He represents the artists who were employed by the Soviet Union to create propaganda.

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