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Yes, Mr. Jones does own the Manor Farm at the beginning of the novel; however, the power dynamic changes from the humans to the pigs. Cleverly the pigs tell of Animalism and create the appearance that ALL the animals own Animal Farm. In reality the pigs (Snowball and ...

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Yes, Mr. Jones does own the Manor Farm at the beginning of the novel; however, the power dynamic changes from the humans to the pigs. Cleverly the pigs tell of Animalism and create the appearance that ALL the animals own Animal Farm. In reality the pigs (Snowball and Napoleon) own the farm. Near the end of the novel the ownership changes once again into the hands of the dictator, Napoleon. In Chapter 10, Napoleon is dealing with the humans and decides the name should restore to its rightful title--Manor Farm. Animal Farm is no more!

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Mr. Jones is the owner and operator of Manor Farm at the beginning of Animal Farm. In Chapter 2 Mr. Jones goes into town and has too much to drink and forgets to take care of the animals - not feeding them, or milking the cows. In desperation the animals break into the barn and eventually drive Mr. Jones, his wife and the workers off the farm. At that point the animals now run Manor Farm, whose name they change to Animal Farm.

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