A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.
When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
Great book. Second time that I’ve read this book. First time it was mandatory reading in High School. This time was because I’m almost 80 and living in an INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENT which is associated with an ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY.I’m a retired nurse who is totally amazed and amused by the entitled people who live here with me at this home. It is as if they were raised by wolves! People who have no manners, they are rude to wait staff, use racial slurs, ask intrusive questions of people who they think shouldn’t be living here because of the job they had,etc. TO THESE FOLKS I SAY, “You need to read ANIMAL FARM again,”55
Re-familiarize yourself with your freshman year of high school55