After Mr Jones who owned the Manor farm going to bed, the old Major and other animals in the farm gathered together in the barn agreed earlier in the morning, because of old Major’s dream last night. The old Major is a boar that leads almost all other animals in the farm. He first talked about the natural life of animals to arise their attention and enthusiasm and convinced them in which man was the enemy of animal and they needed to get rid of man to gain freedom for their own. He finally came to a conclusion that all animals are equal and they need a rebellion. Then, he used the song “Beats of England” he reminded after his dream to encourage them. All animals were singing that song. In the end, Mr Jones set the farm in peace again by flying shots in the sky. All animals settled down to sleep.
Three pigs elaborated old Major’s teaching into a complete system of thought—Animalism and taught the other animals. Different animals had various altitudes. The rebellion happened, directly because Boozy farmer and lazy workers had not fed animals for a whole day. Two clever pigs named Snowball and Napoleon became the leaders and reduced Animalism to Seven Commandments. They also changed the name of the farm to “ Animal Farm” and wrote Seven Commandments on the wall.
Most worked with effort on harvest especially Boxer, while pigs directed and supervised them. Nevertheless, Mollie and the cat always came up with all kinds of excuses to avoid work. After taking reading and learning classes,only a few of them could remember commandments by heart. For remembering sake, pigs simplified the Seven Commandments into “four legs good, two legs bad.” When apples were expected to share equally, they were sent to pigs only so was milk. Squealer explained that since they were headquarters, they really needed nutrition to keep healthy; otherwise Mr. Jones would come back. Afraid of Mr. Jones’ back, other animals had no more to say.