Animal Farm strives to create a paradise of justice, equalityAnimal Farm written by George Orwell
Have you ever thought that robots may rule the world? Well, you’re wrong. It’s animals.
In “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, that statement practically comes true. “Animal Farm” is about the animals on a farm in England called Manor Farm rising up against their cruel farmer Mr. Jones. In taking over the farm, the animals renamed it Animal Farm and thus run it for themselves, striving to create a paradise of justice and equality.
Throughout their journey, the animals learn literacy skills and a government is established, their rules being inscribed on the wall of the barn:
1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal.
Animals with more experience in literacy change the established rules in order to better suit themselves (“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”), which relates to the inspiration for the novel – the development of Russian communism under Joseph Stalin, a chilling story about the Russian revolution.
Overall, this book was decently good. As I personally did not enjoy the story itself all too much, I did like the analogy behind it. Changing the rules for one’s means and using political manipulations can still be seen today and these observations by Orwell are sadly the truths about human behavior, making this book timeless.
I would recommend this book to older students and adults. The fact that I didn’t understand parts of the book makes me think that you need to be more mature to really understand the whole picture of this book.