The swine stand-in for Stalin, that uses and abused his position to fatten himself whilst others starve and suffer. He uses his attack dogs to establish order and enact his plots against others, especially his closest thing to a rival, Snowball.
‘The animals listened to Napoleon, then to Snowball, and could not make up their minds which was right’
‘They kept close to Napoleon. It was noticed that they wagged their tails to him in the same was as the other dogs had been used to do to Mr. Jones’
‘No one believes more firmly than comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal’
‘Napoleon is always right’
‘Animal Farm, Animal Farm, Never through me shalt thou come to harm!’