In the world of "Animal farm" there is no change in the lives of the animals from the beginning right till the end? Critically discuss this statement

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Mr Jones is Orwell's chief villain in the world of "Animal Farm". Of course, Napoleon is also the major villain. However, much more indirectly. Orwell suggests that Jones was losing his, "edge." In fact, he and his men had taken up the habit of drinking. Old Major reveals his feelings about Jones and his administration when he says, "Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is the lord of all the Animals. He sets them to work, he gives back the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving and the rest he keeps for himself." So Jones and the old government are successfully uprooted by the animals. Little do they know, history will repeat itself with Napoleon and the pigs.

Old Major proposes a solution to the animals desperate plight under the Jones "administration" when he inspires a rebellion of sorts among the animals. After his death, three days after the barn-yard speech, the socialism he professes drastically altered when Napoleon and the other pigs begin to dominate. Orwell does not mention Napoleon or Snowball anytime during the great speech of Old Major. This shows how distant and out-of-touch they really were, the ideals Old Major proclaimed seemed to not even have been considered when they were establishing their new government after the successful result. It almost seemed as though the pigs fed off Old Majors inspiration and then used it to benefit themselves. Instead of following through the Old Majors honest proposal. Unfortunately, when Napoleon and Squealer take over, Old Major becomes more and more a distant fragrant of the past in the...