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What are Boxer's maxims in Animal Farm? And, what causes the animals to finally rebel...

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happyface23 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 24, 2010 at 10:34 AM via web

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What are Boxer's maxims in Animal Farm? And, what causes the animals to finally rebel against Mr. Jones and his four farmhands?

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM (Answer #1)

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Boxer's most famous maxim is:

I will work harder.

As the book moves on, you will find him also use the maxim:

Napoleon is always right.

Each of these are indicative of his character a hard-working and loyal contributor to a society.

Mr. Jones' neglect of the animals needs of food and care(like the cows needing to be milked) caused them to rebel. His neglect arose from a drunken stupor.

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