Why did each of the Seven Commandments in Animal Farm 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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