How do the pigs rewrite history in Animal Farm?

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In Animal Farm by George Orwell, the pigs rewrite history in a number of ways. First, they take over the farm and force Mr. and Mrs. Jones out. They then change the name of the farm from Manor Farm to Animal Farm, thereby changing history as the first ever revolution by farm animals against an oppressive human regime.

Once they are in power, the pigs then rewrite history several times to portray themselves in a better light and attain what they desire. For instance, they eliminate the commandments that do not serve their purpose, after initially proclaiming the importance of the Seven Commandments. By the end, the single commandment that remains supports the privileges that the pigs bestow upon themselves. It is that:

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.

Moreover, to tarnish Snowball , they forge “fresh documents” that reveal “further details about Snowball's complicity with Jones.” The pigs completely rewrite Snowball’s actions to paint him as a traitor...

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