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George Orwell's Animal Farm (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)
by Harold Bloom
Tracing the rise of Napoleon as the leader of the barnyard animals and his ensuing dictatorship in the farmyard community, this classic satiric allegory serves as a warning to all societies as it depicts the slide from revolution to totalitarianism. Orwell transforms the seeming pastoral innocence of his setting into a pernicious political theater of repression and control ...more
Hardcover, 166 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Chelsea House Publications
(first published May 1st 1996)
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This story formats in a really interesting way with animal representing important communist characters during the Russian revolution. The character in the book that represents Joseph Stalin is called Napoleon and as what Stalin did he uses military forces to rule his animal farm. The fact the Napoleon and other character related to Communists in Russia are all pigs, sends a message the author is trying to tell us. The actions and the military forces that that had happened in Russia is irresponsi ...more
The biggest problem facing mankind is the presence amongst us of domineering personalities who want the world at their feet. That is the major common factor between the oppressor and eventually the freedom fighter. So Napoleon was just as much an egocentric ruler as the men of the system he overthrew. So much for the "classless" socirty dreamt about by the Soviet leaders once they'd overthrown the Tsars.
i hated it because how the pigs took over an made all the other animals suffer an work while the pigs took over the house an killed some of the smarter animals or the ones who tryed to get out but at the end how one animal calls all the others an they go the that farm an get it back by getting back at the pigs.
Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.More about Harold Bloom...