Mr. Jones was once a capable farmer, but after the aftermath of a very damaging lawsuit, deteriorated into drinking and became known for his harsh rule over the animals. Instigated by Old Major, the animals rebelled by driving out Mr. Jones, Mrs. Jones and his workers and removed him from power, supposedly ending the days of extreme hunger and labor. Often he was drunk, and forgot to feed the animals- or negelected too. He is later mentioned as deceased, having died in a care home elsewhere.

In the same way that the book's other characters are representative of historical figures, Jones is an allegory for Tsar Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia. Like Jones, Tsar Nicholas II was an unpopular leader who was out of touch with his people. In February 1917, workers began to strike in Moscow. Nicholas sent the military in to suppress the people, but the military men refused to fire. Many of them actually joined the protestors. Eventually, Nicholas, his wife, and all their kids were packed off to the town of Ekaterinburg, and the Bolshevik party took over. Eventually, Nicholas and his family, along with a few of their servants, were executed in the basement of their house.

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