What happens on Sundays?

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Immediately after the revolt, the Sundays are indeed a day of rest as well as a day of propaganda, in that they sing “Beasts of England,” and some learn to read, and so-called committees pretend to convene.  Soon, however, this goal of the revolution collapses in the pigs’ effort to reach production goals.  Animals begin working on Sunday by Chapter 6 to meet a 60 hour work week.  Soon after that, the new baby pigs get to “dress up” on Sundays by wearing ribbons on their tails, signifying the growing transformation of the pigs into to humans.  And so life becomes more and more as life was during the days of Manor Farm:  the animals work, and the pigs, now becoming human, dress up and relax. The change of activities on Sundays is significant to the meaning of the novel.

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