Animal Farm

Characterize Snowball as a leader. Do you think his reaction to the stable-boy's death is the approprate reaction to have during the revolution?

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One of the leaders among the pigs, Snowball is a young pig that is up for sale. He is more intelligent than Napoleon but lacks Napoleon’s depth of character. He is also a brilliant orator. Snowball, who represents Leon Trotsky, is a progressive politician and aims to improve Animal Farm with a windmill and other technological advances, but Napoleon expels him before he can do so. Boxer, who believes that he has unintentionally killed a stable boy in the chaos, expresses his regret at taking a life, even though it is a human one. Snowball tells him not to feel guilty, asserting that, “The only good human being is a dead one.” At this point in the novel Snowball is convinced in the sanctity of their cause. It is the animals versus them (humans). I think Snowball's reaction to the boy's death is typical of revolutionary rhetoric. There must be a clear enemy and they must be dealt with without mercy.