In Chapter 10 of Animal Farm, why do the pigs conform to the human habits and not the other way round?Chapter 10 says that the pigs and humans meet "on terms of equality."

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parkerlee | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

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I am not so sure that this is even the case. The pigs modify their looks and comportement to appear as if they are human. Perhaps in their sight, this is a step up on the evolutionary scale! But on the inside - in terms of motives and morals - the human farmers have stooped to the level of the pigs by abandoning even the semblance of virtue. They runt and snarl around the table much as pigs squabbling over roots and food scraps at the sty. They personify "piggishness" by giving full reign to their selfish nature. It is the true meeting of like minds.

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king-dol | College Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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The pigs and human both adopted each others habits, from the ending it said that " The creatures outside looked like pig to man...; but already it was impossible to say which was which" which means that both actually resembled each other. It was not really true to say that only the pigs adapted the human habits. However, the were other evidences which shows that the pigs were conforming to human habits, like smoking pipes, drinking alcohol, wearing clothes and walking on two legs. In conclusion there was not real evidence that points to humans not conforming to pigs habits.

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king-dol | College Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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The pigs and human both adopted each others habits, from the ending it said that " The creatures outside looked like pig to man...; but already it was impossible to say which was which" which means that both actually resembled each other. It was not really true to say that only the pigs adapted the human habits. However, the were other evidences which shows that the pigs were conforming to human habits, like smoking pipes, drinking alcohol, wearing clothes and walking on two legs. In conclusion there was not real evidence that points to humans not conforming to pigs habits.

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