In "Animal Farm," which character represents authorial intrusion and why?
In the beginning of the story it is the farmer that represents authority. Later in the story the pigs take the place of the farmer as authority.
Animal Farm is an allegory of Russian Socialism. The Farmer represents the ruling royal class of Russia. The Animals represent the working people of Russia. The Animals throw off the oppression of the ruling class and form a cooperative where all the animals are equal.
As the story progresses the pigs become just like the farmer at the beginning of the story exploting the work of the other animals. The pigs have become the oppressive authority Hence the key phrase of the story " all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others"