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Written on: 29/12/2008 by felinegray (2 reviews written)
George Orwell has lots of symbolism here, not to mention the gluttonious pig. Just guess what does it portrays… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/04/2008 by The quality of mercy is not strained (43 reviews written)
The animals live under the rule of Jones. In this state, they are treated unfairly. Major is very old and has recently had a dream about a world where animals are free from humans. He tells all the animals this and then teaches them a song called "Beasts of England." The animals start singing it immediately and love it. After Major dies a few days later, the animals start plotting their overthrow of Jones. This is not just because of Major's inspiration, but also because Jones has begun binge… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/12/2006 by degbert (120 reviews written)
I doubt anyone really needs a write up of Orwell's most cherished work. You'd expect to see it on many people's top 10 list in terms of that profound effect it has on so many readers. There are many things to praise about it:
Firstly, Animal Farm is a wonderfully rich fable, and how the animals are given very human characteristics is a peerless achievement by the author.
The story works on its own, but the sub-text (that of the corruptive forces that plague socialism) is so transparent, that… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2004 by Dreadlocksmile (358 reviews written)
George Orwell, Animal Farm - When we look at great novels, we often like to see powerful messages portrayed within them. Literature is such a powerful tool, it is so refreshing to see it used in such a positive way as it is in Gerorge Orwell's - Animal Farm. There is so much truth to be read into the novel, so much we can understand and appreciate. The novel is constructed around the principals of revolution and the Soviet Communism/Socialism. The novel is read from a very simplistic fairy-tale… Read Full Review
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