Boxer was very strong, both physically, and in the way that he is stubborn. On page 26, it says, “[Boxer] as strong as two ordinary horses put together.” It continues to say that he was universally respected for his tremendous powers of work. Throughout the book, Boxer makes up mottos for himself like “Napoleon is always right” and “I will work harder.” This really shows his stubbornness. When he overworked himself and his lung collapsed, that shows just how not intelligent he is.
Boxer is anything but intelligent. Even the stripe down his head gives him a stupid appearance, as said on page 26. During the book, he is the one to just keep working. He drags the limestone up the hill day after day. Even Clover’s warnings did not stop him. Sadly, because of his age, his lung collapsed. Shortly after he was sent to the Glue Factory. All because he wasn’t smart.
Boxer never gives up. When the animals were working on the windmill, he worked all day. As time when on, he woke up earlier and earlier than before and stayed up later and later at night. on page 75 it says, “He had made arrangements with the cockerel to call him three-quarters of an hour early in the mornings instead of half an hour.” He wants the windmill to be done as fast as possible and as good as possible.
In conclusion, Boxer is a very important character in Animal Farm. He is everything that the farm needed. He is strong and never gives up. Even the best have flaws though, so Boxer was never too smart. Without him, Animal Farm would not have lasted as much as it did.