Animal Farm Animal Farm question

Isabella Isabella Nov 04, 2011 08:04PM
How does the book affect peoples' lives during this time period? Do they run away from it? From what I have read so far, I enjoy the book. Although a major question keeps poppingup in my head: How do the people relate to the animals in the book, ANIMAL FARM.

All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by ‘our’ side.
--George Orwell 1945

I read the book for the first time in the late eighties so the Poland back then was still technically under the pseudo-communist totalitarian rule. The book however didn't impressed me as strictly about communism. I always received it as a general reflection concerning every totalitarianism and every revolution. For me the book was always out there with sayings like:
"Every revolution eats its own children"
"In socialism one man exploits another. In capitalism it is the other way around."

Daniel Boxer represents the Russian working class as a whole.
Mar 16, 2012 12:56PM · flag
Daniel While the book tries to make a few other points (some successfully), mostly it's just hatemail for Stalin. It's not anti-communist, anti-capitalist, o ...more
Mar 16, 2012 01:01PM · flag

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