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Role of Pigs in Animal Farm

The pigs are perhaps the most interesting characters in the novel, Animal Farm, written by George Orwell. The pigs have certain characteristics, which shape the way this book starts and concludes. They bring conflict and perceive as the most important animals in their Animal Revolution and most important people involved in Russian history. The pigs have the most important role of all. They change throughout the story while paralleling with aspects of Russian history. Throughout this fairytale, they become what they had hoped to destroy.The role of the pigs in this story is that they are true leaders. A leader is defined as one who is in charge, or in command of others. That basically states the entire role of the pigs. They represent the Bolsheviks of Russia. They are the highest in the animal society structure and highest in the level of intelligence. The pigs led all animalism activities such as planning how to do away with Mr. Jones, and strategic ways to fight in wars and defeat any invaders. They make all choices about animal life, despite calling for majority votes. Due to lack of intelligence and mentally persuaded minds, the other animals did abide by the rules of all the pigs. Pigs were the ones who built this revolution, and turned out to be the ones who would destroy everything they fought against. However, all the pigs weren’t exactly the “bad guys,” as what they appear to be. The most important pigs in this novel are Old Major, Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer. Old Major is a very important character in which that the revolution took place because of his desires, and his virtue making other animals feel comfortable under his rule. He taught and preached Animalism and the greatness of freedom to the common animals. He showed this when he recalled this song from a dream, Beasts of England. It gave the common animals a feeling that they were being treated poorly and they deserved better tha...

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