Little by little, the pigs become dominant, gaining more power and advantage over the other animals, so much so that they become corrupt and power-hungry as their predecessors, the humans.
The novel, Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell and published in 1946.
George Orwell's Animal Farm is a political satire of a totalitarian society ruled by a mighty dictatorship, in all probability an allegory for the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917.
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.
He is strong enough to kill another animal, even a human, with a single blow from his hoof, and the dogs cannot manage to overpower him in Chapter VII.
Still, Boxer lacks the intelligence and the nerve to sense that he is being used.This can be proven multiple times, starting for nearly the beginning of the story.Even when Snowball, a good pig, is still in the picture, this (exploitation) was happening by the pigs deceiving the other animals to hog all the apple crop.Boxer is not pugnacious despite his name, but he is as strong as his name implies.In this way, Boxer is a painfully ironic character.Napoleon gave the other animals little food, while he lives a lavish lifestyle.He tells the animals lies about their memories, and gives them false information for his own benefits such as, equality in rations will be contrary to the principles of Animalism.The animals of the "Manor Farm" overthrow their human master after a long history of mistreatment.Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for humans.Benjamin represents the human (and also stereotypically Russian) tendency towards apathy; he holds fast to the idea that life is inherently hard and that efforts for change are futile. Over the course of his career, Orwell became politically pessimistic and predicted the overtake of the West by totalitarian governments. He is “an enormous beast, nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as any two ordinary horses put together.A white stripe down his nose gave him a somewhat stupid appearance, and in fact he was not of first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work” (26). With his determination to be a good public servant and his penchant for hard work, Boxer becomes Napoleon’s greatest supporter.