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Ignorance is strength In this date and time that still applies to our world today for those that have knowledge Those who know have power over those who dont The story of Animal Farm is a story of revolution abuse of power and a lesson in history Revolution started with a speech given by the prestigious Old Major He was a prize boar that had pasted his prime He still commanded the respect of all the animals He spoke of equal rights and fair treatment He felt that animals should not work for humans for only the very bare necessities Since the animals were stronger and the humans werent strong enough to run the farm without the animals help the idea came forth that it was the animals that were superior USA Today magazine called this book A political satire that pokes fun at the revolution in Russia Whatever goes upon four legs or has wings is a friend And remember also that in fighting against man we must not come to resemble him This statement made in the book at the end of Old Majors speech was one of the major catalysts for the revolution that would take place shortly after the wise boars death It would also be the basis of the 7 Commandments The abandonment of the 7 Commandments was where things had gone from bad to worse It was bad enough that the humans were treating the animals badly but and extra blow was given when the pigs started abusing their power the way the humans did In the beginning beast pride was instilled in every animal The night of the meeting Old Major sang Beasts of England It painted a picture of a better world for all walks of beasts More food freedom and pride were a reachable dream to them The commandments were a way to separate the apartheid the humans put them through with the new better
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