How have the pigs changed the seven commandments? in Chapter 10. Animal Farm

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They have changed the commandments both in their form and, even more so, in their content.

At the beginning, there were lots of commandments, and they all had to do with animals being equal and with animals not acting like human beings.

Now there are no more commandments about not acting like humans.  They have all been broken by the pigs and have been erased.

Now, there is only one commandment.  It is still about equality, but it no longer has the same message that the commandments used to have.  Now, the only commandment is that "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

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In George Orwell's novella Animal Farm, the pigs change the Seven Commandments after they start carrying whips and walking like humans.  Instead of having all seven "rules", they change them to a single idea: All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others. This once again shows the hypocrisy of the pigs, since the phrase contradicts itself: how can all animals be equal, but some more than others?  This furthers the ideas of discrimination found within the text.  This is also the section of the novella where the others begin to notice that the pigs' faces have taken on an almost human look.

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