1984 and Animal Farm
Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world in which privacy does not exist, news is manufactured according to the authorities' will, and those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death. Orwell's 1949 nightmare vision of the world we were becoming is still the great modern classic of negative Utopia.
In this satire of the Russian Revolution, Mano...more
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Отдавна не съм давала 5 звезди на чисто художествена литература, но книгата е прекрасна.
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In a galaxy that's this one and today only most people don't realize it because it scrolls on the screen in teeny tiny neon green letters with a sterile surgical instrumental backdrop. Or CNN. Once upon a time that's today. There was a MAN and a Big Brother and they were one and the same. What about the sisters?
"You could be big brother, you know. People always ask who the MAN is supposed to be. You're a man, aren't you? Although it has been some t ...more
Animal Farm is based on the tropics of hard-working animals, governed by the tyranny stimulated by (Napolean and Snowball) -
I cannot give an explanation or a review for this book, because it is too graceful. It makes you feel the need to eat ...more
Similarities between the books:
The government knows best.
The intelligentsia seize power.
The naive proletariat are oppressed and kept ignorant.
The government bends or breaks its own rules for its benefit.
The government uses propaganda to keep the proletariat in check.
The government rewrites history to prove that it's correct and that life is better with the government than it was before the ...more
Eric Arthur Blair, or George Orwell as the world knows him, is a genius at describing fear, terror, doubt, uncertainty, mischief, evil, and hopelessness. The writing is beyond exquisite, even if the topic is morose. Such a loss to the world that Mr. Orwell died when he was just 46 years old. The unwritten works that he never wrote, the works that would have enriched our world and weren't meant to be. In Animal Farm, much like 1984, ...more
1984: this was worse than watching a horror movie (which I hate) because while in a movie I'm always aware it's fiction, the book kept on confusing me making me feel I was actually going through a factual piece. Only specific elements got me out of it. The biggest impressions happened while re ...more
1984 - a terrifying look into the future that seems more possible with each passing day. The writing still stands up, and though 1984 is long in the past, and we still aren't quite living the the horrid oligarchy of Engsoc - we have traveled too far down the path for comfort. I'm pinning my hopes on the proletariat, and hoping I'm not wrong.
Storyline is funny yet serious.
You hate pigs more after your done.
You realize that George Orwell is a hypocrite.
Read it and feel great we aren't to this point...yet.
I enjoyed the book. I really don't know how to express my feelings about it yet. But I did enjoyed it.
In Animal Farm George Orwell reenacted the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, Major, Napoleon, Snowball, Jones, and Frederick incarnating Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Tsar Nicolas II and Hitler. But through the fable, Orwell critiques not only communism but also any corruption of power, leaders highlighting real or imagined threats to instill fear in followers and solidify power.
As often repeated through ...more
Not only can Orwell write with the best of them, but his philosophical and intellectual insights are notable. A story about one man's ultimately futile resistance against a powerful and totalitarian regime, 1984 illustrates how absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I think wh ...more
The animals huddled about Clover, not speaking. The knoll where they were lying gave them a wide prospect across the countryside. Most of Animal Farm was within their view – the long pasture stretching down to the main road, the hayfield, the spinney, the drinking pool, the ploughed fields where the young wheat was thick and green, and the red roofs of the farm buildings with the smoke curling from the...more
Animal Farm is a book about animals rebelling against their owner,Mr Jones,in the Manor farm.However,when the animal's leader,pigs, kick Jones out of the picture,they became the master of other animals and they became greedy and selfish.When the pigs became the master they changed the farm name ,tried to imitate human beings,they tried to walk ...more
The ending left me discouraged though. It seems hopeless. It's a fiction, but I'm not sure that reality isn't as disappointing as his imagined world, when it comes to peopl ...more
Captioned 'a fairy story', Animal Farm is anything but that. Sick and tired of maltreatment under their enslavement from man, the animals of Manor Farm re ...more
These two works are really the culmination of a short but prolific publishing career for Orwell, who produced a great volume of journalism over a decade and a half in the 1930s and 1940s. In that time, he watched as Europe buckle between the twin forces of Nazi fascism and Soviet Communism. Because the Nazis were the enemy of Britain and the USSR was the tenuous ally, however, criticism of Soviet tactics and practices was highly discouraged. Thu ...more
1984, where to start? It is one of the cruellest novels I have read in a long time. You know as soon as the work starts that it is not going to end well. Hell, it is the entire basic premises of the story that it is not going to end ...more
In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a a police officer with the Indian Imperia ...more