Animal Farm

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Re: Animal Farm

Post by Jessica Reehl » 28 Jul 2018, 14:58

I found it a very intriguing read. I liked it much better than 1984 even though I think it's the same message. I read both as an adult.

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Post by Yssimnar » 28 Jul 2018, 17:51

It's a beast fable to send a message. It is against government authoritarianism, but not against any specific political party. Any party can become authoritarian if not executed in a democratic way.
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Post by Julie Green » 29 Jul 2018, 16:31

This is one book I asked my two teenage sons to read (well they were given the choice of anything by Orwell). The allegory is easily understood and important to have read, I think.

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Post by Abigail R » 06 Aug 2018, 19:49

I just recently purchased this book and hope to read it very soon! I read a few comments here but I didn't want to spoil anything. Will come back when I am finished!

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Post by JudasFm » 10 Aug 2018, 18:43

I loved this book and still go back to reread it. The political commentary was well done without shoving itself down the reader's throat, as so often happens.

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Post by blossomjin » 15 Aug 2018, 07:27

I feel like my personal love of dystopian and polically aware texts really made this a stand out read. It's been a few years since I read this book and it has still left a lasting impression. It's the only book by George Orwell I've read so far and I plan to read the rest of his work.

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Post by Cher432 » 26 Aug 2018, 11:12

It was a book rife with social commentary that up to today is still relevant especially in the realm of politics. The first time I read it, I did not really understand it but going back to it later I was impressed by how deep the message was and the ingenious method the author used to pass his message.

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Post by Natalie Charlene » 25 Nov 2018, 15:42

I've loved this book since I read it years ago in high school. It is such a creative portrayal of how power corrupts.

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Post by PJ26 » 25 Nov 2018, 19:38

I have always had a soft spot for Animal Farm, from the time I picked it up in fifth grade until now. When I was a kid I just thought it was a cool story about some interesting animals. Over time I learned how it was a thinly-veiled critique and history of the Russian revolution and that made it even better in my eyes.
George Orwell was a clever writer!

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Post by katiekat274 » 28 Nov 2018, 09:26

pinkandrose wrote:
16 Feb 2014, 18:59
I really enjoyed this book.
It was fun to see how power transformed the pigs.
I agree with the op, the last lines of the book give me chills every time I read them. The way that they change the rules is very true of real dictators and their abuse of power, and it shows the subtle manipulation of a people that can cause terrible results. The animals had fought so hard against the men, but in the end, the pigs became just the same.

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Post by ALFO-MU+254 » 28 Nov 2018, 11:46

This book explains exactly what is happening in our society today where all human beings are equally important in the eyes of God. But those in power or are in high status are believed to be more important than those of lower status.

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