Animal Farm

George Orwell

This fairly-tale satire is unexpectedly popular that many friends of mine either learned it at school or read it out of pure interest in fantasy stories. One even said that reading Animal Farm while you are in school and reading it after that are two different experiences. I agree though I  did not have the first-hand experience of reading it as a child.  I think animal rebellion at the little Manor farm is likely to bring children on a thrilling ride to the colorful world of animals taking,  learning the alphabet, singing, ... just like humans (this reviewing is for children).

For me, I really feel it, but not purely pressure from dynamic interactions among human-like animals. I really feel their world the same as our reality somewhere on the earth. The simplest words turn into sarcastic mockeries to the dictator ruling. I  love the message, and I think the book is like a lens for children to feel the reality (maybe not theirs).

Some fun, cute, and meaningful expressions:
“ Whatever goes upon to legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.”
“ Ribbons should be considered as clothes, which are the mark of a human being. All animals should go naked.”
“Bravery is not enough. Loyalty and obedience a more important.”

Spring 2020

March 13, 2020, 3:00:00 PM

4.5

novel, philosophy

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Animal Farm