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Animal farm: By George Orwell (Teacher's companion : a resource guide for teachers, by teachers)

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Paperback, 59 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Milliken
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Ryan E
Dec 14, 2012 Ryan E rated it liked it
Book Review: Animal Farm

This book is an allegory to the Russian Revolution. Mr. Jones owns animal farm. The animals are mistreated by Mr. Jones. There is the workhorse of the farm. That is Boxer. Boxer represents the working class of the Russian Revolution. The animals are tired of how they are treated, so they kick Mr. Jones off the farm. The animals have Sunday meeting, so they can vote on decisions for the farm. Napoleon and Snowball end up fighting over power. There first plan for the farm,
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Gloria M
Sep 09, 2010 Gloria M rated it really liked it
Animal Farm is a novel based on the Russian Revolution. This story contains talking animals which take the place of some of the Russian leaders such as Lenin, Trotsky, Czar Nicholas II, Marx and Stalin. These leaders were put into a novel disguised as animals and theses animals took over the farm which represented Russia itself. If you are a person who likes talking animals and likes history then this would be a great book to read. This book is like a jigsaw puzzle because some animals act like ...more
Laura
Nov 14, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
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Written in 1945, so relevant today. Through simple story telling, George Orwell cleverly crafts this brilliant story about mankind. This is a satire about power, absolute power and corruption. A revolution that went wrong. Terribly wrong. "Human nature and diversity prevent people from being equal and equally happy." This inequality prevents a balance in nature.

Giving the opportunity to create a utopia, first all are comrades, all are equal. Then the stronger become leaders, then dictators, and
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Chase
Sep 07, 2013 Chase rated it really liked it
four and a half stars...
Isabella Marino
Feb 28, 2014 Isabella Marino rated it liked it
I thought that this book wasn't quite a book that fit my reading style, I didn't like this book from the start. Overall this book was a political metaphor about the government and about the changing of society. This book shows that society always goes back to the way it was. Society won't change, it doesn't matter what rules are put in place because they will always find a way to go back to fit the needs of the government and people's needs.
Franklyn C
Sep 14, 2010 Franklyn C rated it really liked it
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Esraa
Mar 04, 2015 Esraa rated it it was amazing
I can see the Egyptian Revolution in this book !
Brady Starkel
Mar 28, 2013 Brady Starkel rated it liked it
I thought that this book was OK. I thought that this book was also kind of boring because the pigs cant really talk and that would never be the case in a real farm. Also i did not like some parts in the book because i felt like it just shouldn't of been in the book, for example "Boxer." Over all I thought that this book was OK in some spots but not in others.
Jon
Dec 04, 2012 Jon rated it it was amazing
I was required to read this book for school. It is a cool book, so I recommend you read it too. I found it enjoyable from the first page to the last. I was hooked. It gave me an interesting take on how history can be reenacted in the most imaginative ways. If you haven't had the chance to check it out, make sure you add this to your reading list. :D
Becca Fassler
The book was ok. I wish it would have been with humans though, cause then I would have under stood it better. I liked the fact that it brought out a lot of things that really did happen in real life. I really like books like that.
Tommy Stanley
Sep 12, 2011 Tommy Stanley rated it really liked it
I thought it was interisting how they used animals to symbolise what happened in the soviet union.it also was a good book and was interisting.
Ineta Leitane
Oct 24, 2012 Ineta Leitane rated it it was amazing
Read it in school and it turned out to be really good, it showed a lot of things and opened my eyes.
Amelia
Apr 09, 2012 Amelia rated it really liked it
This book was pretty depressing.
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