What is the new commandment and how has it been true from the beginning of Animal Farm?This question is about Animal Farm, Chapter 10.

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In the beginning of life under rule of the animals of Animal Farm, there were seven commandments. Perhaps the most important was the seventh--"All animals are equal." Though many of the animals never realized it, this commandment was broken almost immediately by the pigs. Beginning with the theft of the milk for their own consumption, the pigs used the other animals much in the same way Mr. Jones had. By Chapter 10, Napoleon was walking on two legs and dining with humans. When Clover and old Benjamin took a look at the end of the big barn, there was only one commandment remaining:

                      ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
  BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS
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