– George Orwell
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After all, I decided to write something about this book. Something, because I do not think that’s going to be just like a review, but rather like my opinion on the book.
As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.
To be honest, this is not my type of books at all. I do not know the genre and I do not know what to look for. I do not know what is good and what is not. I just read it for pleasure and from interest.
What is it about? Simply, the animals in a farm decide to rise to rebellion. They manage to evict people and start to look after themselves for their own farm. At first everything is great and they are equal, but with time things start to change.
It was interesting to track the development of story. How it all started with good goals and guidelines, but some individuals began to take power, little by little until things started to change. Farm animals are presented as mildly foolish so they do not notice the changes in power and accept everything as good, failing to see how their memories and even their thoughts are being manipulated and modeled at the will of the leader.
One of the characters who made an impression to me, so to speak, was Boxer. He may not have been one of the smartest animals on the farm, but he was definitely dedicated to the cause and working much harder than the rest.
Sometimes on the slope leading to the top of the quarry, when he braced his muscles against yhe weight of some vast boulder, it seemed that nothing kept him on his feet except the will to continue.
” ‘Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler, Willington. Dealer in Hides and Bone-Meal Kennels Supplied’ Do you not understnd what that means? They are taking Boxer to the knacker’s!”
And while at the beginning Animal Farm was governed by 7 rules that said equality and unity of all animals, finally there was only one rule nobody dared to hinder.
ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL.
BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THE OTHERS
The book is nice, but it’s not for everyone’s taste. I gave her 4 stars because I liked it and did not regret reading it.