How is hope portrayed in George Orwell's Animal Farm? 

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Most of the hope in in Animal Farm appears in the opening two or three chapters; for the remainder of the story, what hope there was is taken away, and by the conclusion of the story, the animals (except for the pigs) are left in a state of utter hopelessness.

The hope that exists in the first few chapters is encapsulated by the "Beasts of England" song that the animals sing at their group meetings. This song articulates the hope that "the day is coming (when) / Tyrant Man shall be o'erthrown" for good. Having just chased Mr. Jones from the farm, the animals are full of hope that their feat can be replicated on farms across the country. When mankind is chased from all the farms in the country, the song proclaims, all animals will be free. The "Rings shall vanish from (their) noses" and "Cruel whips no more shall crack" their backs.

The "Beasts of England" song also encapsulates the hope of the animals because it is all about affirming the equality between themselves, between "Beasts of...

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