Animal Farm & 1984
George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. It is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm--a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer...more
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
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.
Антиутопическая атмосфера и тонкий сарказм, созданные автором заставляют подумать и сделать выводы. А последние главы заслуживают того, чтобы их перечитали несколько раз.
Новояз, это конечно не эльфийский язык, но он тоже заслуживает уважания и улыбки на лице :).
Нет ничего ужаснее и печальнее тотальной несвободы!
George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. It is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm--a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the bruta
The theme of the book was how deceitful people can really be. Orwell was trying to say that just because the government tells you something, it might not be the w...more
Yet, how many times have I referenced back to Orwell's fiction story when I read news story? It is a story acted out again and again, to which I can immediately frame because of the concise d/evolution of greed and vanity in governing, that has become politics, Orwell put forth in Animal Farm.
One of the main themes that...more
"Having been among the bullies and among the bullied at different times of his life, Orwell had an innate understanding of what Nietzsche called the 'master-slave' relationship. He knew that there are guilty thrills to be obtained from domination, and he also realised what few people fully appreciate - that there are also guilty thrills to be had from subjecting and abasing oneself. These books can be read, independently of their time and place, as a strong preventive medic...more
Animal Farm, a parable in a novella, is a timeless description of the corrupting influence of power, and the ability of a ruling elite to consolidate it (to the ultimate ruination of all). The use of animals in place of people is really quite brilliant...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
George Orwell has written this book wonderfully. He uses the animals in the story to play the roles of Russian leaders and other people in the era of Stalin. Some of the main characters are: Napoleon, Snowball, Mr. Jones, Boxer, Clover, Mollie, Moses, and too many other important characters to name! The main theme of th...more
1984 is a more intense,intimidating,and pessimistic novel. In my opinion, BEST BOOK EVER!!! It's about a man who doesn't know if he's sane or not, a...more
Orwell's critique of the Russian revolution has proven applicable to all revolutions, and the warning he gave early and mid-twentieth century society about itself is as relevant today as it was when he first issued...more
Old Major is the head of the Animals on the farm and gathers them about a dream he had. He tells the Animals about his dream and his new philosophy of Animalism
of how Animals are slaves to humans and should rise up and take over. Three days later old Major dies and the Animals decided to do as old Major had told them and
take over the farm as a te...more
Considered perhaps the twentieth century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote fi...more