Animal Farm Review
Author: George Orwell
The book name sounds as if it is some Children’s book, but in reality, it is quite the opposite…
This is the second book I have read by George Orwell, a classic Novella that has lessons quite contemporary, which can be applied to any generation of this world, as the main motto of human has always been to gain power, and this is what Orwell describes in this amazingly written satirical novella.
The story revolves around a Farm, which is ruled by a human farmer, who makes the lives of animals a total hell. The animals decide to rebel against the farmer, and soon, they throw out the leadership of the human farmer. After that, 3 Pigs take over the duty of ruling the farm, but things don’t turn out to be as the animals had expected. The pigs continued the tyranny which was previously done by humans, and still, the animals were oppressed. It was just a game of change of masters…
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
I really loved this book, as it was short, but it portrayed the bitter reality that all humans want is to gain power, by hook or crook. All they do is deceive people, make fake promises that once in power, they would serve people. But instead, all they do is work for their own benefits, and make sure to live a lavish life. Moreover, people are also brainwashed to believe that they are being treated well, and all is being done for their own good.
I like the simple way this novella is written and the way the message is portrayed with the help of symbols and a bit of humor too. The plot is well written and captivating too. But I would always rate 1984 more than this one because that book is totally something else.
Still, a really good read this book is, plus, it is a short one, which is a bonus. Must read!
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