Old Major, a prize-winning boar, gathers the animals of the Manor Farm for a meeting in the big barn. He tells them of a dream he has had in which all animals live together with no human beings to oppress or control them.
Gandhi emphasizes non-violence regardless of the mass majority's inclination toward murder and bloodshed for their independence from Britain. "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
Colonel Robert E. Lee is offered the opportunity to lead the Union army and the position of Major General. He respectfully declines because his home, Virginia, is considering a secession from the Union, and he feels he has no greater duty than to serve his home.