Animal Farm

What is the significance of the cockerel who marches in front of Napoleon?

In The Animal Farm

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The cockerel is Napoleon's own private marching band, speaker of the house, ringmaster, announcer, and you can give whatever other name you like. The cockerel is a symbol of Napoleon's authority; it makes him feel important, whereas the dogs are a symbol of the power behind the power.


Animal Farm/ Chapter 8