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by George Orwell

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How does Napoleon trick the humans into thinking that Animal Farm is still successful and thriving?

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Having expelled the hated human oppressor Mr. Jones from the farm, the animals are now firmly in charge. Manor Farm has become Animal Farm; the ideology of Animalism has triumphed at long last, finally realizing Old Major's dream. This is a good start, but it's not enough. Not only does Animalism need to be established, it must also be maintained. The animals need to show human beings that they can make it on their own, that they can establish a successful, thriving farm without any help or assistance from their erstwhile oppressors.

As winter sets in, however, things aren't going so well. The animals are working harder than ever, but thanks to Napoleon 's incompetence, there's a chronic shortage of food. Just to make matters worse, the jerry-built windmill's now broken and so the animals will have to rebuild it, with all the crippling effort that that will entail. But Napoleon must keep up appearances at...

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