What maxim does Boxer create when the Sunday debates are cancelled in "Animal Farm"?

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Boxer actually creates two maxims:

"I will work harder." and "Napoleon is always right."

The reader must keep in mind that Boxer represents the hard-working class of Russia.  He has bought into the notion that hard work will help the cause of the Motherland and will eventually make life wonderful for all the "commoners."

His second maxim regarding Napoleon better connects to the cancelled debates.  He falls into the trap that the debates aren't truly needed because he can believe everything Napoleon says.  Orwell uses this to represent the Russian workers slowly giving up more of their rights because they originally trust Stalin completely.

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