Animal Farm: The Seven Cammandments

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Erik Meier 2/06/02 Language Arts: Essay Team 8-2 George Orwell wanted to express to the public his view during World War II and The Russian Revolution. The seven commandments in the story were organized by the animals in order to keep a better farm on Manor Farm or as it was changed later to Animal Farm. The animals in this novel had been tricked several times by being told that the commandments had always been the same and that they had just forgotten what the rules were.

If the animals were more educated and knew what the pigs were doing at the time, I'm sure there would have been some changes to the story. Old Major had been perhaps the wisest animal on the farm and the novel would have been a lot different if he had maybe warned them of what would happen or at least if he he knew what would happen.

If the animals were educated well, they would have been smart enough to figure out something was not right and would have done something. The animals could just barley spell. Some of them had enough trouble just learning the alphabet, but if they had learned more and studied together , they would have been able to catch on to Napolean's plans and then could have even stopped them.

All of the seven commandments were broken and then changed because of the pigs and the dogs and then they went ahead and said that the rules were not changed; the animals just "forgot" what they were. The first rule was the one about no animal shall sleep in a bed, but the pigs went and slept in the farmhouse beds and the rule was changed once to no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets.