List three instances of the pigs disobeying the Seven Commandments in "Animal Farm."

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ms-mcgregor eNotes educator| Certified Educator

1. No animal shall drink alcohol.--The pigs find Farmer Jones' whiskey and the animals hear them during a drunken night. The next day the commandment reads, "No animal shall drink alcohol to excess."

2. No animal shall kill any other animal---At a meeting, Napoleon asks the animals to confess any connections they had with Snowball. Those confessing are killed by the dogs. Napoleon also sends Boxer to the slaughterhouse. The next day the commandment reads " No animal shall kill any other animal without cause."

3. All animals are equal.At the end of the novel the pigs are walking around on two legs, like humans. The commandment then reads, "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

lovey2 | Student

at the end of the book you see the pigs playing cards with humans and you see them dressing in humans clothes.. that goes against one of the rules'

and for the rule All animals are equal Napoleon breaks that rule because he makes himself seem like he's the boss of all the others