Who is Mr. Whymper in chapter 6 of Animal Farm?

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Mr. Whymper is the go-between for the animals.  His job is to communicate and trade with people so the animals do not have to.

The vision of Animal Farm is a place where animals have no contact.  Anything that walks on two legs is an enemy.  Anything that walks on four legs, or has wings, is a friend.  However, the reality is that the animals often want things they can’t produce on the farm, and want to sell their surplus.

There would be no need for any of the animals to come in contact with human beings, which would clearly be most undesirable. He intended to take the whole burden upon his own shoulders. A Mr. Whymper, a solicitor living in Willingdon, had agreed to act as intermediary between Animal Farm and the outside world (Ch. 6)

There are a few things wrong with this.  First of all, the pigs are really taking advantage of the other animals. They use their labor, and then do not give them much in return.  The goods and services the pigs want from people are generally luxuries.  Napoleon wants alcohol, for example.

Not a pig appeared to be stirring. It was nearly nine o'clock when Squealer made his appearance, walking slowly and dejectedly, his eyes dull, his tail hanging limply behind him, and with every appearance of being seriously ill. (Ch. 8)

Squealer says that Napoleon is dying, but he is actually drunk!  The pigs get more and more focused on themselves and not the animals they are supposed to be protecting.  They even sell Boxer to the butcher when he hurts himself and can’t work.  By the end of the book, the pigs are playing cards with the people and regularly fraternizing with them.

Mr. Whymper represents that countries that remained neutral and helped the communists trade with and communicate with capitalist countries.  As with the animals, the communists could not completely keep to themselves, and eventually became corrupt.

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