Animal Farm by George Orwell
Published: August 17th, 1945
Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” This 1945 satire addresses the socialist/communist philosophy of Stalin in the Soviet Union.
I decided to pick up this book since I had heard really great things about it, but had never read it. I know that many people are assigned this in high school, but I never was. I am so happy I picked this up, though. This book completely blew me away and just left me a feeling of wonderment. The story is a satire based on when Stalin came into power, and how everything slowly started to go downhill for all of the people not in power. The book really showed how some people were easily tricked into believing what they were told, and also how some just did not know how to fight back against it. It is a very short story but I engaged the whole time and a lot does happen. It is just such a profound book that I think everyone should read, no matter their age. I don’t want to give too much away since it is short, but I absolutely loved everything about this book and recommend everyone to read it. This is now one of my favorites and I will definitely be reading more from George Orwell soon.
5 Stars / 5 Stars