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by George Orwell

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Write an analysis of Old Major's speech in chapter one of Animal Farm.

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As is the case with every aspect of Animal Farm, Old Major's speech can be analyzed on different levels.

Taken literally, Old Major is lecturing the rest of the animals about the basic differences between humans and animals. He is encouraging the animals to develop and carry out plans to rid themselves of the oppressive presence of humans on the farm, pointing out the inequalities in terms of labor and consumption between the working animals and the powerful humans.

Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does...

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