Why did the animals work together in Animal Farm?  

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Actually, all the animals on the farm (except for the pigs) work very well together.  There is no real complaining and no fighting as they plant and harvest and build (and re-build) the windmill.  The only trouble comes from the pigs and dogs who are lazy and threatening, respectively.  This pattern carries on for years--the animals working together, the pigs living off the fat of the land, so to speak, and the dogs intimidating any dissenters.  Eventually, of course, the animals start to figure things out and kind of "wise up."  We're left hoping they'll work together one last time--to overthrow Napoleon and their pig oppressors. 

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