Boxer ("Animal Farm" by George Orwell)

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Boxer is an inspirational and hardworking character, who has impacted me in “Animal Farm”. He motivates all of the animals in the book, because of his amazing motto, “I will work harder”. Boxer persevered and was determined, which made him a stand-out character. When constructing the windmill, his astounding strength encouraged the other animals to work harder. I now, because of Boxer, try to remain focused and hard-working even in tough times. Although the end didn’t turn out well for Boxer, he is still an influential part of “Animal Farm”. The loyal and strong horse that everyone knew as Boxer was very determined, but also very gullible. He believed every single thing that Napoleon said and followed his orders without questioning anything. One of Boxer’s mottos was, “Napoleon is always right”. He was not very intelligent, but this gap was filled by his amazing strength. Boxer was very naive, because he was very devoted to Napoleon. His unwavering obedience to Napoleon influenced the other animals to follow him. This was mainly because all the animals looked up to him and his astounding stamina and spirit. Boxer had a very positive impact on the other animals, as well as a negative impact on them. He influenced many of the animals to work and try harder. Boxer was a good role model on how to persevere, but he was lacking in intellect. He was extremely gullible and always followed Napoleon’s demands. This led the others to believe Napoleon’s ways too, because the big, strong Boxer did. Boxer’s part in the novel teaches a valuable lesson: don’t blindly trust someone just because they are in a position of power. You should make your investigations and conclusions about how to handle a situation, and see if it matches what the leader decided. Boxer was a little bit thick and didn’t quite have the brain capacity to think about all this, but he should’ve still questioned Napoleon’s intentions. A leader has to earn the trust of the people by being open and honest...
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