Animal Farm – George Orwell

Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” This 1945 satire addresses the socialist/communist philosophy of Stalin in the Soviet Union.–


I can’t believe how long it took me to read Animal Farm. George Orwell was a staple author at my high school. I was in the 2 year period that the novel was changed to 1984 which I enjoyed just as much. Orwell sure has a lot to say about human nature and the way the world is heading. I can’t dispute his points though lets hope that we don’t end up with a real life Big Brother situation. That would be terrifying. Can you imagine a world without language or love or… well, anything good? I don’t even want to.

Animal Farm is told from the perspective of animals… living on a farm. Obviously. The humans are gone so the animals create their own society, originally basing it on I suppose Communism. Though as we all know, what is great in theory isn’t so much in practice. Could we ever consider ourselves equal when privelege exists?

A very powerful and thought provoking read as well as entertaining.

I’d recommend this to anyone who is interested in a politically minded book with a few quirks.


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