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According to Old Major what is the cause of all the animals problems? 

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ty | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 19, 2007 at 5:49 AM via web

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According to Old Major what is the cause of all the animals problems?

 

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writer7 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 19, 2007 at 5:54 AM (Answer #1)

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According to old major humans are the cause of all the animals problems without the the world would be better.

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grisjorge | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 15, 2010 at 4:26 AM (Answer #2)

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According to Old major the problem is that, humans make them work to much and they have to produce milk,eggs, and pork. And in the end they are killed or sold .

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 13, 2010 at 10:21 PM (Answer #3)

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The source of much of their troubles is of course Man and the fact that man makes them labor "to the last atom of their strength," but it is in some ways not just man.  It is the fact that they do not benefit from their great labor.  They toil, as previous posters stated, until they have used up every last bit of their usefulness but they do not get to enjoy the fruits of that labor, man does.  So the cause of their problems is the fact that Man profits from their work, he gets their eggs, their strength plows his fields, he eats the meat they grow on their bodies, etc.  So once they are free of Man, "the produce of [their] labour would be [their] own.

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