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What motto does Old Major give the animals in Animal Farm?

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dclear225 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 10, 2011 at 5:59 AM via web

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What motto does Old Major give the animals in Animal Farm?

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 10, 2011 at 6:39 AM (Answer #1)

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Old Major, the prize Middle White boar pig of Manor Farm, died only three days after he called the animals together for his inspiring speech. During the meeting of the animals, Old Major called for them to revolt against their owner, Mr. Jones, and against all human control. He called on them to band together in perfect unity and comradeship against human subjugation. During his speech, Old Major made several important points that would serve as mottos for the animals. One was that "All men are enemies. All animals are comrades." In a similar statement, he claimed that "Whatever goes upon two legs is the enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend."

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