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by George Orwell

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In Animal Farm, all seven commandments are erased. What is the new commandment, and how has it been true from the beginning?

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In the final chapter of the novella, Benjamin and Clover enter the barn and discover that the Seven Commandments have been painted over. The commandments have been replaced with one that simply reads: "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS." This contradicting statement underscores the inequality between the pigs and the other animals on the farm, which has existed since Mr. Jones's expulsion.

Although Animal Farm was founded on solidarity, equality, and the principles of Animalism, the pigs have enjoyed special privileges from the beginning. Shortly after old Major passes away, the pigs take a leading role in developing the principles of Animalism, educating the animals, and preparing them to rebel.

Following the Rebellion, the pigs become leaders of the farm and exercise their authority by establishing policies and managing the other animals. Napoleon, Snowball, Squealer , and the other pigs enjoy apples and milk in their mash and exempt themselves from arduous...

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