Characters Closest to Orwell's VisionOf all the characters in Animal Farm which animal or people do you think comes closest to achieving Orwell's overall perspective?

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If Orwell's perspective is one that assumes social ideals can and/or will be compromised during a political revolution due to the inevitable moral weakness of those in positions of leadership, then I'd say Napoleon is the character who best respresents the comment Orwell is trying to make. 

Benjamin seems to be the animal closest in personal stance to Orwell in the way that he does not invest himself implicitly in the integrity of the revolution. Benjamin is unlike Orwell, however, in the way that he fails to speak out, chooses not to act politically, and guarantees his own political impotence. 

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