From Wilm., De. Love reading and audiobooks. Other interests include cooking, attending cultural events, my dogs, birding, music and movies.
Did not know what to expect, had never heard the story. As odd as it was, I did enjoy the story. It definitely teaches multiple lessons or morals. I guess it's sort of a classic in its own way.
the best representation of reality through fiction ever set to paper. something to be considered by several "equality" movements today.
Benjamin was right
It portrayed the characters as real life beings. It presented a totalitarian regime very honestly and did so in an entertaining fashion. Had it not been so realistic, I might have been able to take it more lightly, but as it was written, having lived through a communist revolution, I can see where all of the characters were present and necessary in real life. At the risk of being redundant, George Orwell was more of a visionary than a writer. A great work of literature.
You close your eyes and you and see Major, Squealer, Napoleon, Clover, Benjamin, the sheep, etc. far better than the later movie version of the book. His elocution was near perfect.
They did, and it failed miserably, mostly because I believe it was trying to be politically correct.
A must read (or listen) for all. I can see where as this book was mandatory reading in grade school (for me), more than likely it would not be mandatory now... or might even be banned. Parents need to inform their children that such risks do exist, that the world is full of potential Majors, Napoleons and Squealers, and as such they must be vigilant.
Great book, but if you're heading it for the first time, skip the into. Go directly to Chapter 1 (Listed as Chapter 2, because of the intro). The intro contains spoilers, and will shape the way you look at the story. I recommend listening to the book first, and once you've pondered it in your own a bit, go back and listen to the intro if you want a bit of context and a critic's perspective.
Great book !! 100% recommended !! The story it tells is great I feel for high school students. and has a good life lessons.
After hearing so much of how boring this book was I did not want to read it. It helped me to get the audio book rather than the paper back and I really ended up enjoying it. It delves deep into the history and psyche of mankind and was informative in a very creative way. I liked it much more than I thought I would.
This simple parable is more effective in showing the true nature of this awful form of government than any long winded treatise I have ever read. We watch as the leadership of the animal farm becomes more corrupt with every day just as all totalitarian systems go. Never was such a system damned with so few words. It remains my favorite work of Orwell's.