Major in Animal Farm
Major is the name of an old boar on Manor Farm which is owned by Mr. Jones. He is twelve years old and becomes a wise pig. In the beginning of this story we meet with him. One night when he had seen a strange dream he calls a secret meeting of all animals on the farm and makes them conscious against Mr. Johns. In the meeting he tells the animals that their lives are miserable, laborious and short. No animal in England knows what leisure is.
The life of an animal is misery and the interest of leisure. The life of an animal is misery and slavery. In fact, human beings are responsible for all the sufferings and hardships which the animals have to endure. Only man is the real enemy of the animals. If they are able to remove man, the root cause of hunger and overwork would be abolished forever. Major requests all the animals to become united and struggle against Mr. Johns. Then he gives some guidelines and sings an old song which name is “Beast of England.” All the animals also sing the song with him. After singing the song he completes the meeting. In fact Major symbolizes Karl Marx, the German philosopher and economist.