Chapter 10. a) What is the single Commandment? What does the word equal mean in this context? b) How has the farm changed over the years?
The final commandment is that all animals are equal but some are more equal than others. From this, we surmise that the animals are not equal and that the pigs are held above all others. This marks a return to a style of leadership that treats the majority of animals unfairly.
At this point in the novel, we see the farm is just as bad as it was during the reign of Mr. Jones, if not worse. While the revolution initially brought hope for a better life, the animals’ hopes are never realized, and their quality of life has declined.