Short note about Snowball in Animal Farm
Animal Farm is a familiar satiric story of George Orwell. In this story, Snowball is the pig who reads out the seven commandments which they have made for their own safety and continue their activities after achieving freedom from Mr. Johns. In the war he plays an important role which helps the animals and encourages them to protect their enemy, as a result they win the war. Snowball is the one who throws the ribbons into fire with which the horses, manes and tails have usually been decorated by Mr. Johns’ men on market days.
In collaboration with Napoleon, he has already prepared the seven commandments which embody the principles of ‘Animalism’. Then he forms a number of Animal Committees to bring about improvements on farm. In the beginning Snowball and Napoleon work together in collaboration and snowball agrees with Napoleon that the milk and apples should be reserved exclusively for the pigs but afterwards they disagree on almost every issue. Now each of two leaders has his own followers. Several times in the meeting Snowball often wins over the majority by his brilliant speeches, but at last Napoleon is able to drive Napoleon from Animal Farm and gains the leadership. In fact, Snowball represents Trotsky who was a Russian leader.