A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.
This book is one of the classics which everyone should read at some point in their life no matter what.
This book was writen in 1945, or at least published in 1945. This book reflects on events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Which means that every chracter in this book represents somehow someone in power during this time. You can look at it as Old Major = Karl Marx, Napoleon = Stalin, Snowball = Trotsky and finally Humans – The czar + the bourgeoise class + the Western countries.
This book sort of have a deeper meaning to it but also it is making fun of these people I’ve mentioned above. Which makes it even more fun and more enjoyable.
In this book the author criticizes the political maneuvers and totalitarian rule, using animals to explain what humans do. But he also beautifully portrays the way a revolution is started to stop what is happening and going full circle comes to the same point it started from.
The writing style is good and it actually blow my mind how good it was. The writing style is so good that it makes you picture in your head everything which is happening.
This novel is one of the best short novels ever written in the English language. This pretty much speaks for itself because there were dozens and dozens short stories written in the English language.
This story is also one of these stories which you cant really hate or dont like. Because no matter who you are and what you like and dont like you will find something in this story which will make you like and maybe love it.
However George Orwell leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination which I personally didnt like that much. Because I feel like authors should at least leave a little piece of their work to the imagination.
I give this story 3 / 5