Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

After reading my second George Orwell novel, he is rapidly becoming a favorite author. After reading the preface and introduction, the story had been explained a few times as being something more than a story about talking animals. But when I was reading I was surprised to find that the story itself stood out on its own and made me want to read more and discover how much more the animals were willing to put up with. While the story itself was enthralling the double meaning and symbolic nature of many aspects of the novel do not go by unseen. I found the double meaning to be more out in the open than it was in 1984 and the symbols were more obvious. I read this very quickly and found myself laughing out loud at the ending, just due to the blatant statement that Orwell is declaring about the pigs. I realize that Orwell is not discussing a laughing matter, but the way that he presents it is very funny to me. Orwell’s commentary on communism and the threats of a dictatorship may no longer directly correspond to the Russia Orwell knew, but it still definitely applies to our current society.

 

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