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by George Orwell

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How does Boxer take away freedom and equality?

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Boxer doesn't take away freedom and equality as such, but he enables it to happen by his unstinting support of Napoleon. The humble, hard-working Shire horse is a staunch supporter of the Animalist revolution. Unfortunately, he's also quite naive and unthinkingly goes along with the regime's numerous ideological summersaults, even when it becomes apparent that Napoleon and his gang are undermining the core tenets of Old Major's philosophy.

What Orwell is satirizing here is the generally subservient attitude of Soviet workers toward their rulers. Despite being systematically brutalized, terrorized, and exploited in what was supposed to be a...

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