[Book 9/52] Animal Farm by George Orwell

[Book 9/52] Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm is the first Allegorical novella I have read. It’s based on the Russian Revolution of 1917. I feel there cannot be a simpler way to explain this revolution in a simpler way.

Although the whole resemblance to the revolution with actual names in real life has been shown in the Wikipedia Page, I would like to mention few characters that I liked.

Boxer: His loyalty, determination, and strength were commendable. Although his contribution to building the Windmill even after it had been destroyed multiple times, he ensured it was built. Sadly, his during his death, he was not even honored with due respect. Instead, he was sold to a knacker in exchange of some whiskey.

Benjamin: “Life will go on as it has always gone on—that is, badly.” A quote by the oldest and the wisest in the Animal Farm. What he quoted was true. The revolution never motivated him, and as always he remained cynical. He is a perfect example of someone with wisdom but lacks the motivation to control events for the betterment of others. We cannot blame him much also regarding this.

Squealer: Without his ability to tell a story by twisting the facts, it would not be possible to sustain the operation in the farm. I hated him when he twisted the facts about Boxer death. Boxer deserved a high respect for his hard work on the Windmill.

A quick and easy read novel. Read this book if you would like to understand a simple way of how a revolution works.

You can find the book here on Goodreads.



Also published on Medium.

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