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Animal Farm - Boxer

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Character Profile Research

Boxer is a very hardworking animal. He made his personal motto as ‘I will work harder.’ He had been working dilligently throughout the story. He habitually worked with commitment and passion. After the destruction of the windmill, he had made arrangements with the cockerel to call him three-quarters if an hour earlier in the morning instead of half an hour. And in his spare moments, which there were not many nowadays, he would go alone to the quarry, collect a load of broken stone, and drag it down to the site of the windmill unassisted. This shows that boxer is hardworking as he can choose be deep in slumberland for a longer time instead of waking up early to build the windmill. Furthermore, during his spare moments, he chose to work continuously instead of goofing around. Boxer spent wasted no time and conscientiously work to build the windmill regardless of rain or shine. It clearly delineates that Boxer was zealous.

Boxer is a helpful animal. He is always ready to offer help to any of the animals. When the boulder began to slip and the animals began to cry out in despair at finding themselves dragged down the hill, it was always Boxer who strained himself against the rope and brought the boulder to a stop. He could continue doing his own work and not bother about the animals that were in adversity. However, he put his utmost effort and strained himself to help them. His willingness to help the animals that faced obstacles proved that he was helpful and kind.

Boxer was a compassionate animal. He had a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. During the battle of cowshed, Boxer reared up on his hind legs and strike out with his great iron-shod hoofs like a stallion. His very first blow took a stable-lad from Foxwood on the skull and stretched him lifeless in the mud. ‘ He is dead,’ said Boxer sorrowfully. ‘ I had no intention...