1.1 Description of all
characters but pigs. Old
Major's speech, telling his
dream, passing on his
wisdom, which forms the
basis of Animalism.
Introduction of 'Beasts of
England', foretelling of a
'golden future time'.
2 CHAPTER 2
2.1 Old Major dies. The animals organise a
rebellion. Description of the pigs. Old Major's
dream is turned into Animalism, the principles
of which most animals do not understand.
Moses spreads 'Sugarcandy mountain'. Jones is
kicked out. All signs of slavery is destroyed by
animals. The animals explore the manor house
and decide that no one should live there. Manor
Farm is changed to Animal farm. Seven
Commandments are established. Milk
3 CHAPTER 3
3.1 The pigs assume leadership.
Disagreements between Napoleon
and Snowball are apparent.
Commandments are reduced to
maxim 'four legs good, two legs bad'.
Birth of nine puppies. Pigs stealing
apples and milk. Lesser of two evils-
If they disagreed, the pigs would fail
and Jones would return.
4 CHAPTER 4
4.1 News of rebellion
spreads. Mr Pilkington
and Mr Frederick are on
bad terms. Battle of the
Cowshed. Boxer and
Snowball are rewarded
5 CHAPTER 5
5.1 Mollie disappears.
maxim 'Napoleon is
Squealer tells that the
windmill will be built.
6 CHAPTER 6
6.1 Animals work an 60 hour
week and Sundays. The pigs
move into the farmhouse.
Commandments are first
amended. Windmill is
destroyed, Snowball is
7 CHAPTER 7
7.1 Conditions worsen and
animals face starvation.
Napoleon sell's hen's eggs,
who rebel. Snowball
becomes a scapegoat for all
that goes wrong. Trial,
confessions and execution
of animals. Beasts of
England is forbidden.
8 CHAPTER 8
8.1 Sixth commandment justifies killing of animals.
The animals are worse off but Squealer uses
statistics to convince them otherwise. Wood is
sold to Frederick who pays with forged notes.
Battle of Windmill. Poem composed by Minimus
glorifies Napoleon. Animals give thanks to
Napoleon for every good fortune.
9 CHAPTER 9
9.1 Boxer looks forward to his
retirement. Young pigs are
educated separated. Animal
farm becomes a republic. Moses
talks of 'Sugarcandy Mountain'
again. Boxer is falls and is taken
10 CHAPTER 10
10.1 Animals die but none retire. Few
of the young animals understand
Animalism. The farm is rich but the
animals are not. Napoleon walks
on his hind legs and carries a whip.
'Four legs bad, two legs better'. All
animals are equal but some are
more equal than others.