What are some good quotes for Snowball from Animal Farm?

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At the beginning of the story, Orwell directly characterizes Snowball by writing,

"Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character" (7).

Snowball is utterly dedicated to the cause and risks his life during the Battle of Cowshed. Snowball not only plans the attack against Jones and his men but willingly puts himself into harm's way by charging directly at Jones. Orwell writes,

"Snowball now gave the signal for the charge. He himself dashed straight for Jones. Jones saw him coming, raised his gun and fired. The pellets scored bloody streaks along Snowball's back, and a sheep dropped dead. Without halting for an instant, Snowball flung his fifteen stone against Jones's legs" (17).

Snowball is also a motivating leader throughout the novella Animal Farm . He continually encourages the animals to work together to attain goals and promotes the tenets of Animalism. On the first day of the harvest without Mr....

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