In Animal Farm, what is the quality of life for the animals in chapter 6?

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Having won the battle against the farmers in the battle of the cowshed, the expectations are higher in terms of better conditions for the animals given that they are no longer on the defensive.

But quite the opposite begins to happen as working hours are extended and Napoleon begins to make huge efforts to finish the windmill, leading to shortages and plans to trade with outside farms to get what they need.

Napoleon begins to distance the pigs from the rest of the animals as they move into the farmhouse and begin to take on airs since they are the "brains of the operation."