Animal Farm

by

George Orwell

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Mollie Character Analysis

A vain, white horse who, prior to the rebellion, pulls Mr. Jones’s cart. She loves sugar and wearing pretty ribbons in her mane, and she never cares much for the revolution—supporting it would mean she couldn’t have sugar or ribbons. Because of this, she abandons Animal Farm and enters into service for another human only a few months after the rebellion. Mollie symbolizes the selfish and materialistic middle class.
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Mollie Character Timeline in Animal Farm

The timeline below shows where the character Mollie appears in Animal Farm. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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The foolish mare Mollie shakes her braided and beribboned mane while she munches sugar, and the cat finds the... (full context)
Chapter 2 
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Mollie asks the silliest questions, such as if there will be sugar after the rebellion and... (full context)
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...into the house for a tour. They’re in awe of the luxury until they realize Mollie is missing, but they find her playing with Mrs. Jones’s hair ribbons and reprimand her.... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...“I will work harder!” All the animals work as hard as they can, save for Mollie and the cat. Mollie struggles to rise in the morning and often leaves work early... (full context)
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...alphabet but cannot read words, while Boxer learns the first four letters and nothing more. Mollie, meanwhile, learns only to spell her name. (full context)
Chapter 4
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The animals realize that Mollie is missing and find her hiding in her stall, terrified of the gun. When the... (full context)
Chapter 5
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As winter approaches, Mollie becomes more difficult to deal with. She’s often late for work and complains, but she... (full context)