Boxer is a character who deserves the greatest sympathy. He is not only a horse with tremendous physical strength and endurance but also a devoted inhabitant of the farm. When he learns about the uprising, he does not remain an outside observer. On the contrary, he applies his qualities on the battlefield, avoiding unnecessary blood. After the victory, Boxer does not rest on his laurels but promises to work harder for the common good. His devotion is clearly manifested in the construction of a windmill. But, unfortunately, his strength is akin to his naivety and blind faith in new leaders. Boxer is exploited by pigs more than Jones. Until his death, he is loyal to the power of Napoleon, ignoring all manifestations of corruption. Only in the face of death, Boxer gains wisdom. Exhausted, decrepit, no one needed, he becomes another victim of a well-fed “intelligentsia”.
Boxer in the Essays