As Old Major explains his dream, Snowball and Napoleon act as if they will be in charge of the animals. As Old Major dies, the two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon vow to continue his dream of animalism. As a first, they get rid of their drunk and lazy farrmer, Jones.
As the farm continues to grow, Napoleon andSnowball continue to disagree and have little disputes about certain priorities that are to be made, As a result of Snowball challenging and provoking the power Napoleoon has, Napoleon drives out Snowball from the farm with his dogs.
Due to the destruction of the windmill, Napoleon blames Snowball and explains how he is working for Jones. Napoleon uses his dogs to kill any animal that committed a crime or made contact with Snowball.
During this time, the animals believe that Jones is a better caretaker than the pigs. The animals are abused and Boxer is sold to a glue factory. This stirs up some questioning of whether or not the pigs are genuine about what they say.
By the end of the story, all animals are unequal. The pigs begin to adopt human qualities such as standing on their hind legs to move around. The animals on the farm could not tell the difference between the pigs or humans. This led to the thought of what if Jones continued to be the owner.
The pigs begin to learn to read and write. The pigs teach the majority of the farm to read and write properly. The rest of the farm start to believe that the pigs are overruling the farm and are better off with Jones as their owner. The leader, Napoleon, begins to "fix" the issues.