Boxer who has been working extremely hard, breaks down. He is secretly sold
to a butcher, but Napoleon tells the pigs that Boxer has been brought to a
hospital where he has died.
Three years later the mill is finally completed. Even though the farm is
doing well, The lives of the animals has not improved. Squealer keeps telling
everyone that things are coming along fine and no one can't really disagree
During this time Napoleon deepens the relations with the neighbor farm and
one day Napoleon even invites the owners of this farm for an inspection. They
sit inside the farmhouse and celebrate the efficiency of his farm, where the
animals work very hard with the minimum of food.
During this celebration all the other animals meet at the window of the farm,
and when they look inside they can't distinguish between man and animal. To
their amazement, Napoleon and the his loyal pigs are walking on their hind
Animal Farm is the story of a revolution gone sour. Animalism, Communism, and
Fascism are all illusions which are used by the pigs as a means of satisfying
their greed and lust for power. As Lord Acton wrote: "Power tends to corrupt;
absolute power corrupts absolutely." So long as the animals cannot remember
the past, because it is being continually altered, they will have no control
over the present and hence over the future.