Animal Farm Questions and Answers
by George Orwell

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What happened to each of the Seven Commandments? Can you name each commandment and why did each one change?

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The seven commandments are spelled out in Chapter II, or in the enotes summary and analysis of Chapter II; you'll find a link to that discussion below.

In short, though, all commandments eroded and eventually replaced for the same reason(s): They were idealistic statements about equality among all animals. As the pigs grew to power, and made things less equal, they applied less and less, and were eventually replaced with simpler, and harsher, rules.


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