Animal farm Old Major was a very smart pig. One night, he had a strange dream. The day after his dream he gathered all other animals because he wished to communicate what he saw in it. All the animals were present. He started to tell them that before he died he felt the duty of passing them such wisdom that he had acquired during the twelve years of his life. He now was able to understand life’s nature on earth, as well as other animals now living understood it.
In his opinion their lives were miserable, laborious and short.
No animal in England knew the meaning of happiness or leisure once they became one year of age, besides no animal in England was free, their lives were full of misery and slavery. Old Major was in disagreement with that, and he proved to the other animals that it was not England’s fault, because England was not a poor land, it could afford giving them a decent life, it’s climate is good, the soil is fertile and it is capable of affording food in abundance to all the animals than know inhabit it.
So, in this meeting he asked them if they new the reason why were they still in that miserable condition.
His reply was that it was because the whole production of their labour was stolen by humans beings. For him, men were their only real enemy. He kept on explaining that men, unlike other animals, are the only creature that consume without producing, however they are the lord of all animals.
After losing money in a lawsuit, the farmer, Mr jones, became a drunk. He did not care for the farm, leaving the fields with weeds, the animals underfed and to top it all he mistreated them by physically hurting them.
This is why Old Majors intentions were to plan a Rebellion, under the thought that men are enemies all animals are comrades, of course, if it goes upon two legs its bad, four legs or wings is goos. He advised them that no animal should live in a house nor sleep in bed or drink alcohol and neither wear clothes. In addition to this, he demanded that animal must never kill any other animal because all animals are equal. Three nights later Old Major died. During the next three days there was much secret activity.
Major’s speech gave the animals a new outlook of life and pigs leaded the group. Old Major’s teachings became a system under the name of Animalism. And so, unable to stand the hunger any longer the animals decided that it was time and this is how the rebellion began. That dark night Mr. Jones was as drunk as ever and the animals went into the house, in search for food but then violently expelled Mr. Jones and his men out of his own farm. This was the night Manor farm was theirs to govern.