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What happens to boxer? Why is this so tragic?

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The greatest tragedy of the book is what happens to Boxer. There are two famous mottos of Boxer. He says: "I must work harder," and "Napoleon is always right." 

These two quotes shows what Boxer is about. He is a hard working animal. The more difficult the work, the more he will dig deep inside and find the strength to do it. He is a work horse, literally. Second, he is loyal. He is one who truly believes in the revolution. In fact, he is the most loyal animal on the farm. 

In view of this, we would expect him to be honored, but he is not. When he grows ill and sick, the...

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