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by George Orwell

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In chapter one of Animal Farm, Old Major expresses his vision of a society free of human influence and control. Compare and contrast this against what eventually plays out on Manor Farm once the animals have taken over. What, if any, concepts or goals remain the same?

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Old Major's dream of a free, egalitarian farm ruled by animals void of human influence soon becomes realized after the animals on Manor Farm revolt against Mr. Jones. Snowball and Napoleon also work tirelessly to develop the tenets of Animalism from old Major's philosophy, which includes maxims against drinking alcohol, harming other animals, and interacting with humans. Initially the animals live peacefully until the pigs begin taking advantage of their influential positions on the farm. The distribution of power shifts and the pigs begin enjoying special privileges. Eventually Napoleon usurps power by driving Snowball off the farm and begins ruling the...

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