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Major uses the phrase “produce for our labour” several times. What are some examples of produce of animals' labor?    

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Major's words take on a new meaning after the animals rebel against farmer Jones. Old Major advocates for the socialist animal uprising, then dies only days later. His utopian dream does not play out in reality when Napoleon rises to power. Napoleon displaces Snowball and steals his idea to build a windmill in order to generate electricity. Napoleon then orders the animals to engage in this manual labor, thus using them in the same way as farmer Jones had before. Thus, "produce for our labor" turns into producing for our labor, and the animals are once again subject to a dictatorship. This establishes irony in Old Major's words and demonstrates that rebellion, originally a popular idea, created oppressive conditions on the farm, just as before.

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