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To what did Boxer attribute the frightening slaughter of his fellow animals in Chapter...

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izzylilan | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:22 AM via web

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To what did Boxer attribute the frightening slaughter of his fellow animals in Chapter VII of Animal Farm?

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM (Answer #1)

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Boxer remained faithful to the cause of his fellow animals on the farm even as he was led away to the glue factory, and his reaction to the slaughter of the animals was no exception. Boxer reasoned simply, as only he could, that the murders were partly the fault of the other animals, perhaps because they had not worked hard enough. Boxer, who often pronounced that "Napoleon is always right," decided that

"The solution, as I see it, is to work harder."

He decided he would get up earlier each morning and put in an extra hour's work before the regular work day began, still maintaining his motto, "I will work harder." 

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