In chapter 10 of Animal Farm, what is an important theme and what are some events which reveal it?

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Orwell's "fable" is a cautionary tale. One important moral is that language matters, and he warns readers to be mindful of seemingly minor changes in what is said or written.

Several significant changes come into the language of Animal Farm in this final chapter. First, even though the pigs have long used the sheep mindlessly chanting "Four legs good, two legs bad" to silence dissent, they decide this saying needs to change and teach the sheep "Four legs good, two legs better." The repetition of the new propaganda makes it seem not so odd when the pigs start walking on two legs—even though this action is completely contrary to the original principles of Animalism.

The final change comes to the Seven Commandments when the animals notice the words on the...

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