Just Finished “Animal Farm” by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

May 20, 2023

“Animal Farm” by George Orwell is a classic allegorical novel that tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer in order to create a society where the animals can live in equality and freedom. The novel is a critique of the Soviet Union and the rise of communism, and it is a powerful commentary on the nature of power and corruption.

The story begins with the animals on Manor Farm, who are oppressed and mistreated by their human owner, Mr. Jones. The animals, led by the pigs, decide to overthrow Mr. Jones and take control of the farm. They create a new system of government, where all animals are equal and work together for the common good.

However, as time passes, the pigs begin to take more and more power for themselves, becoming corrupt and oppressive rulers. They change the rules to benefit themselves, and they use violence and propaganda to maintain their control over the other animals. The novel shows how the ideals of equality and freedom can be corrupted by those in power, and it illustrates the dangers of totalitarianism.

The characters in “Animal Farm” are all animals, but they represent different groups of people in society. The pigs represent the leaders of the Soviet Union, while the other animals represent the working class and the oppressed. The novel is a powerful commentary on the nature of power and the dangers of totalitarianism, and it is a must-read for anyone interested in politics, history, or social justice.

In conclusion, “Animal Farm” is a classic novel that remains relevant today. It is a powerful critique of totalitarianism and a warning about the dangers of corruption and abuse of power. The novel is well-written and engaging, and it is a must-read for anyone interested in politics or social justice.

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