So my question is how does an abc book relate to boxers lack of intelligence?My class is doing a character in a bag assignement and i chose to do Boxer

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The power of selecting an ABC book to recognize and represent Boxer speaks to the his traits of following instructions in a predictable and sequential manner.  When we think of language, we all have different conceptions of each letter's representation.  An ABC book simplifies the language, makes something complex very directed, and removes nuances and intricacies.  This might fix Boxer quite well, as he never questions authority of Napoleon and accepts the premise of his reality.  Boxer's existence is laid out like an ABC book, where rules are followed and purpose is clearly defined.  In the final analysis, when he is sent off to die in the slaughterhouse, this is representative of how forces can manipulate dogma, and how the ABC book itself can be twisted by forces that seek to advance an agenda.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Are you just asking if that would be a good way to show a lack of intelligence?  If so, I would say that the ABC book is a very good way to show that particular trait.  Other people have asked about this kind of thing recently on here, and that's a better way of portraying a lack of intelligence than anything else I have seen in the way of answers.

Technically, an ABC book isn't for people who lack intelligence but rather for little kids who are intelligent but haven't learned anything yet.  Even so, I think your meaning would be pretty clear.  The only other thing I could come up with was a dunce cap and I think yours is a better idea.

Oh, just had a thought -- what about something from the old movie "Dumb and Dumber?"

cherryblaster | Student

Thanks so much, this helps me a lot !