Animal Farm

Animal Farm

George Orwell

FROM THE ARCHIVES

First Sentence:     Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes.

Back of the book:

‘All animals are equal – but some are more equal than others’

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another.

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Last Sentence:     The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

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