June 25, 2016

Book Review : Animal Farm

Book: Animal Farm: A Fair Story
Author: George Orwell
ISBN: 045228244
No. of Pages: 102
Copy : Owned
Price :125 INR

About the Book:

Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." This 1945 satire addresses the socialist/communist philosophy of Stalin in the Soviet Union.


Animal farm is the story of animals in Manor Farm who are tired of being the slaves of the man and the ill-treatment given by their owners. When the animals free themselves of the slavery there’s only one rule in Manor farm: All animals are equal. But as the story progresses one gets to know that some animals are more equal than others. This book is basically his take on the Russian Revolution, where in the name of animals being ruled in Manor Farm. He best describes how people fight for freedom but surrender as soon as there is a anarchy, the thought of being free vaporizes into thin air and survival is the number one policy for them. Another aspect Orwell highlights is the illiteracy and head hunt throughout the book best describing how the Soviet dictatorship took rise all of a sudden.
Other than this the book not only focuses on the Russian Revolt but explains that in every revolt the situation is same. It explains how creating uprisings won’t help and things would never change. The environment would be anything but constant.
The writing style is simple and the book is an easy read can be finished in a single go. The book is a brilliant take on the political background and political reform and starts striking your chords on the current political situations. The book just gets you into thinking about reforms you would want and how you shouldn’t screw up the way the other “less equal animals” did.

Rating: 4/5*

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