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What are the ideals of animalism?

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bb0207 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 2, 2012 at 1:40 PM via web

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What are the ideals of animalism?

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pirateteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted March 3, 2012 at 7:38 AM (Answer #1)

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Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer unite the ideas from Old Major's speech and use them to form the ideals of Animalism.  The animals know that a rebellion will come, and even though the agree to prepare for it, they do not think it could happen in their lives.  After Old Major's death, Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer meet in secret meetings held in the barn after Mr. Jones was asleep they discussed the tenets of Animalism.  and came up with 7 commandments that will be used to govern the animals.

1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal.

The animals, sensing Jones' weakness and drinking habits, are able to achieve the rebellion sooner than expected and change the name of "Manor Farm" to "Animal Farm."

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leila22 | Student , Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted June 21, 2012 at 12:58 AM (Answer #2)

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Animalism is based on the idea of equality between all the animals. It considers all animals to be at the same rank and no one to be superior. It was the ideology of all animals living together with peace and harmony without the rulings of a leader.

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