Animal Farm

What is Animalism?

what is napoleon's definition

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Animalism, in Animal farm, was a philosophy that pursued an ideology to further the interests of animals in a human dominated society. Animalism is the system of thought that Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer make using the ideas that Old Major outlined in his speech in Chapter 1. Animalism included revolution against humans like Farmer Jones and the adoption of a socialist animal utopia. Old Major had a vision where all animals shared in the labour of the farm and all enjoyed the fruits of that labour equally. This egalitarian ideology was quickly perverted by the likes of Napoleon after Old Major's death. Simply they reduce the philosophy to commandments to make their points clear but more than that, to serve their own personal goals. Napoleon perverts this idea to mean that he rules over both the animals and the ideology.