Is the working class overused and under appreciated? Nobody ever stops to appreciate the foundation of a society. Without workers, there is nothing. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, the symbol for the working class is Boxer. Boxer is a strong and dedicated horse who is very loyal to Napoleon. The betrayal of Boxer can be seen as an alternate climax to Napoleon chasing Snowball off. Boxer’s betrayal can be a climax because it’s a turning point, Napoleon relies on Boxer, and he is admired. Napoleon running Snowball off wasn’t as shocking as Boxer being sent away.
Boxer’s betrayal can be seen as an alternate climax because it is a bigger turning point than Snowball being run out. A turning point should be something the reader would never expect. Many events lead up to Napoleon kicking Snowball out. They were always fighting and having opposite ideas and sides. You could tell Napoleon was fed up with Snowball. However, when Boxer was taken away in the van and the reader realizes he’s going to a horse slaughterer, everything changes. The entire mood of he novel changed and everything seems hopeless. Even the animals are shocked, “”They are taking Boxer to the knackers!” A cry of horror burst from all the animals”. This scene is much more frightening than Snowball’s. Boxer’s betrayal is a tuning point because Napoleon relies on Boxer.
Boxer being sent to a slaughterer can be viewed as the climax because the whole story before that, Napoleon has relied on Boxer. In Animal Farm, Boxer represents the uneducated working class. Napoleon relies on this because he is very easy to manipulate and very loyal. Boxer is too dumb to not work or start a rebellion. Before he was sent away, Boxer was beginning to catch on to some things like the commandments changing. This scared Napoleon because Boxer is much stronger than him and all of the other animals. Napoleon did the only thing he could. He got rid of him before anything could go wrong. The problem is that Napoleon just kicked out the entire base to the farm. The working class is what keeps the farm running. That is why the betrayal of Boxer is an alternative climax, along with the fact that he was loved.
Napoleon kicking Boxer out is another climax in Animal Farm because Boxer was the enemy of no one. All of the farm animals looked up to him as a role model and admired him. However, they cared for him even more. Clover, another horse, helped treat his split hoof while saying, “A horses lungs do not last forever!”. They all admire his work, but care about his health even more. For a bunch of dumb animals to understand he is over worked, means something. The animals are a big part of the betrayal because it wasn’t just about Boxer. It was about all of them. They lost a friend.
Boxer’s betrayal is another climax other than Snowball being run out. Boxer was looked up to, relied upon by Napoleon, and the betrayal was the turning point of the novel. Even more of a turning point than the betrayal of the admired Snowball. Napoleon got rid of the foundation of the farm. Shouldn’t the termination of the workers have more of an impact than the termination of a single leader?