“Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life of ours? Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty. No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.”
- Old Major
Following this speech, Old Major inspired many of his fellow citizens to re-evaluate their status within Manor Farm. Animals have, and continue to be oppressed and abused by humans. Old Major’s dream of a free farm must be completed, and the ‘Beasts of England’ to finally be overcome. As the prominent members of Manor Farm, you must protect and promote their best interests. Let us embrace the dawn of revolution together.
It is recommended that delegates read Animal Farm prior to committee session. A copy of the book can be found here.