Animal Farm

describe boxer's reaction when he thinks he has killed the stable boy. how does snowball respond to boxer's comments? what reasons might snowball have for responding as he does?


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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, β€œThe 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).