The boar that uses his position as elder and sage to teach the animals about his visions of a utopia in which animals rule and humans don’t, serving to inspire the rebellion that lands them Animal Farm. However, Old Major dies before the revolution occurs and it is left to Snowball and Napoleon to fight over power. Old Major is both a symbol for Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx.
‘Our lives are miserable, laborious, and short’
‘No animal I’m England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth’
‘Man. Man is the only real enemy we have’