A review of this — 7 years ago
Animal Farm is a story of rebellion, revolution, the haves and have-nots, propaganda, hypocrisy, and power. All acted out using the most simplistic setting you can get, a bunch of animals on a farm. It’s a great look at the ebb and flow of power, and how idealistic visions of utopia can quickly fade away once someone decides to put themselves above the original goal.
On many occasions you’ll find yourself thinking Hey, Napolean sure is like “insert name here”, or Wow, those sheep are exactly like all those fools at the Bush rallies, mindlessly chanting the same crap over and over again. “Four legs good, two legs bad!” easily equates to “Four more years!”
While it’s truly sad that you can draw so many parallels from the book, it does make you laugh at times. And it’s a very quick read which is great if you’re like me and have a history of not finishing books.
Highly recommend this!