Moses the Raven represents the most religious character in the novel. By analogy with the Bible, he tells animals about so-called “promised land” that awaits them after death. Firstly, pigs perceive him as an enemy, because, according to their beliefs, the farm must become a paradise where there is neither hunger nor oppression. Moses the Raven causes doubts, offering a different reality. But with the deterioration of living conditions, Napoleon positively relates to the raven’s stories, which promote peace after a hard struggle. Animals listen to him, but do not take the crow as a friend, because he does not help in their work, but only contemplates. Orwell’s Moses the Raven is a collective image of religion, calling for humility.
Moses the Raven in the Essays