Later on in the evening, when the animals on the farm heard loud laughter and bursts of singing coming from the farmhouse, I was disgusted. I was disgusted as animals and men were arch enemies, yet the pigs were meeting with them on terms of equality, a downright opposite of the commandments at the beginning of the Rebellion.
When the animals began to creep as quietly as possible into the farm house, with Clover leading the way in, I felt admiration for the animals that they had finally dared to stand up on their own feet, and not be extremely afraid of the pigs, and were inquisitive of what was happening in their surroundings.
Next, when Mr. Pilkington was delivering his speech, I felt regret. I felt regret that the farm had not turned out the utopian society Old Major had wanted for his fellow comrades. I felt regret that the pigs had abused their power, and left the other animals worse off then they were in the first place, with longer working hours, and less food, with no treats at all. I was also upset that the pigs had abused the once principles of Animalism, and used them as a manipulation device.
During the toast, I felt very touched. Despite having the impression that the pigs had not done a good job in ensuring that the other animals were better off than they were in Jones’s days, I was still very touched in the amazing obstacles that the animals had managed to overcome. “Not only the most up-to-date methods, but a discipline and an orderliness which should be an example to all farmers everywhere”. This sentence made me feel extremely touched,
During Napoleon’s short and to-the-point speech, I felt outraged and riled up. I could not imagine that any animal would ever say those words, especially Napoleon, as all of the items of which he wanted to suppress; he was guilty of having implemented them or practising them. For example, the addressing of one another as “Comrade”, Napoleon had stated it as a “foolish custom”, yet he was the one who practised it in the beginning of the book after Old Major’s death. The march past of Old Major’s skull was implemented by Napoleon, yet he had called it a “strange custom”, and intended to suppress it. The green flag with the hoof and horn was also agreed heartily by Napoleon, yet he said that “it would be a plain green flag from now onwards”.
Finally, as the animals gazed at the scene, looking from pig to man, and from man to pig, I felt a deep sense of sympathy for them. All their hard work for the past few years in trying to rid of their enemy, Man, the pigs had accepted the Man, and were even becoming like them, which was the last thing the animals would want.
On the whole, I found this incident the most deeply moving as I had many mixed feelings which were very difficult to express, which I did not really have in any of the other incidents in the novel.