How did the animals feel after the Battle of the Cowshed, especially Snowball and Boxer?

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During the epic Battle of the Cowshed, Snowball shows himself to be a military tactician of considerable genius. More than any other animal, he is responsible for driving the human invaders from the farm. As well as Snowball's tactical nous, victory is also achieved by the animals' immense physical courage,...

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During the epic Battle of the Cowshed, Snowball shows himself to be a military tactician of considerable genius. More than any other animal, he is responsible for driving the human invaders from the farm. As well as Snowball's tactical nous, victory is also achieved by the animals' immense physical courage, most notably Boxer's. His personal bravery sets an example for others to follow.

As one can imagine, the animals are ecstatic at having prevailed over the hated human oppressor. Or most of them, at any rate, for Napoleon was notably absent from the epic encounter. We don't know exactly where he was, but he certainly wasn't in the thick of the action. Napoleon becomes insanely jealous of Snowball for the leading role he played in the Battle of the Cowshed, and it's this jealousy which leads to Napoleon setting the dogs upon his former comrade-in-arms and driving him from the farm into permanent exile. With the real hero of the battle safely out of the way, Napoleon can now rewrite history to make it seem that he is the heroic genius almost single-handedly responsible for victory.

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Snowball studies battles and decides to head up the Battle of the Cowshed. He proves himself a hero along with Boxer. Snowball and Boxer both receive awards honoring their triumphant victory over the humans.  

After the Battle of the Cowshed, Snowball and Boxer are heroes. They prove themselves valiant and receive medals as an award for their bravery in fighting the humans:

Snowball and Boxer each receive medals with the inscription “Animal Hero, First Class.” 

Snowball had been studying military strategies as he heads up the Battle of the Cowshed. The humans think the animals have retreated. Of course, they are only hiding in the cowshed. When the humans advance, the animals charge in and defeat the humans. Snowball and Boxer are pleased with the results. Of course, Boxer is upset that he may have killed a stable boy in the process.

Overall. the animals prove themselves stronger than the humans in the Battle of the Cowshed. The humans are quickly surrounded by the animals. 

Quickly they are surrounded and defeated by the well-disciplined and well-organized animal forces. The two heroes are Snowball, who is wounded by pellets fired from Jones’s gun, and Boxer. For their roles in the Battle of the Cowshed, as it is called, they are each awarded a military decoration of “Animal Hero, First Class.”

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