In your opinion, what is the reason for the downfall of Animal Farm?

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We might argue that the greed of the pigs and the corruption they display is the cause of the farm falling away from its ideals and principles. 

We might argue, alternatively, that the pigs were allowed to take more power than they deserved and were not challenged enough by the other animals. The gullibility of the animals coupled with their desires to 1) keep Jones from returning at all costs and 2) live a life of ease can be cited as the reasons that Jones does return (in the guise of Napoleon) and a life of ease always escapes them. 

Yearning for a paradise of their own, the animals choose again and again to believe that they have achieved it instead of keeping their leaders in check. 

Another argument to be made is that the farm's...

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