Saturday, September 7, 2013

Animal Farm: 4 Stars

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm starts out like any regular farm, but after a motivating speech and death of a leader, the animals revolt against the farmer, taking over and kicking him out. They are free and own the farm. They work hard, but reap a larger reward. They get to vote on things that happen. They are all equal. Well, at least that's how it starts out.

Once again, George Orwell's work presents a negative outlook on a totalitarian society. Written years before 1984, Animal Farm has a much lighter and funny tone to it, making it much easier and enjoyable to read. This story is a metaphor of Lenin and Stalin in Russia.  In my opinion, it helps explain a political situation in a way that is easy to understand.

I thoroughly enjoyed this one and highly recommend it.

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