Snowball (Animal Farm)

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Snowball is a fictional pig in the book Animal Farm written by George Orwell. Together with the pig Napoleon, he leads the animals' revolt against the human farmer, but is driven away from the farm by Napoleon in the later part of the story. Unike Napoleon, he has the best interests of the animals in mind. He is most attuned to the thinking of Old Major (whose role resembles that of Lenin or perhaps Marx and Engels) He devotes himself to bettering the animals in intellectual, moral and physical ways. His role on the farm bears a significant and intended resemblance to the role of Leon Trotsky in the early Soviet Union. He believes in a continued revolution and continued striving for the betterment of the Animal Farm. He tries to accomplish this through many failed committees, like the Cleaner Tails Organization for the cows. Like Trotsky, Snowball was exiled, possibly killed later on by Napoleon's agents.


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