Mr. Jones- The owner of Manor Farm and a drunk. His animals decided to overthrow him in the Rebellion. When he tries to recapture his property, the animals defeat him, steal his gun, and drive him off again. Mr. Jones ended up dying in a home for alcoholics in another part of the country.
Old Major- Old Major- A prize Middle White boar, very wise and his appearance is sharp. Major is highly respected among his fellow farm animals. He is twelve years old , which makes him a senior among the other animals and he also claims to have had over four hundred children. He is the one who calls the meetings and discuss his dreams he has in the first chapter. Major claims to ...view middle of the document...
For example, he dines on Mr. Jones’s fine china, wears Mr. Jones’s dress clothes, and smokes a pipe. As time goes on, Napoleon becomes a figure in the shadows, increasingly secluding himself and making few public appearances. Eventually, Napoleon holds a conciliatory meeting with the neighboring human farmers and effectively takes over Mr. Jones’s position as dictator. Napoleon has a greed for power. Napoleon the pig represents Stalin in his constantly changing policies and actions, his secret activities, his intentional deception and manipulation of the populace, and his use of fear tactics and atrocities.
Benjamin- The donkey. He is the oldest animal on the farm and stereotypically stubborn and crotchety. He is also intelligent, being the only animal (aside from the pigs) that can read fluently. He never laughs, preferring to make cynical comments, especially the cryptic line, “donkeys live a long time.” Despite Benjamin’s unfriendly nature, he has a special affinity for Boxer. The Rebellion does not change Benjamin’s personality, although he eventually helps the animals read the lettering on the side of the van and the maxim that replaces the Seven Commandments. Benjamin holds fast to the idea that life is inherently hard and that efforts for change are futile.
Czar Nicholas II- Nicholas II ruled from 1894 until his abdication on 2 March 1917. His reign saw Imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. Critics nicknamed him Bloody Nicholas because of the Khodynka tragedy, Bloody Sunday, the anti-Semitic pogroms, his execution of political opponents, and his pursuit of military campaigns on a hitherto unprecedented...