Animal Farm:  I need help with an oral presentation on a character.I can do the report on:Old MajorNapoleonSnowballSquealerMr. JonesAnd Boxer.These are the things i have to answer in my oral:What...

Animal Farm:  I need help with an oral presentation on a character.

I can do the report on:
Old Major
Mr. Jones
And Boxer.

These are the things i have to answer in my oral:
What role does the character play in the novel?
Describe the characters personality/traits.
What/Who does the character represent? Provide eviden to support your answer.
Why is the character significant?
Include reference to Russian counterparts.
I need to include a minimum of two references.

Where can I get information from so that I can do this oral neatly and near 100%.? Thank you...

Expert Answers
jessecreations eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If you go to this page (, you can find character analyses on Napoleon, Snowball, Squealer, and "other characters."  When you explore this section, you will see analyses of the character's role in the story, his references to historical figures, and his thematic embodiments.

For a more thorough understanding of the history behind the novela, go to this page (  You can find out all about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union during World War II.  This will provide a context for the action in the story as well as the characters and their roles as satirical portrayals of real-world figures.

This page ( will help you understand the themes of the novel, including some of the historical and political elements.

For a list of resources about the book, visit this page (

For further information on the historical background of the text, you can visit this page (

Good luck with your presentation!