Animal Farm is a fable illustrating the inevitable degeneration of revolutionary ideals. According to the novel, this degeneration occurs because
social equality, the goal of such idealism, is actually undersirable
revolutionary ideals are dreamed by blood-thirsty individuals
man's greedy individualistic nature always subverts the realization of ideals
revolutionary ideals are inimical to progress
animals are the wrong characters to illustrate man's weaknesses.