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Re: Animal Farm

Post by Samisah » 16 Mar 2018, 07:17

Oh 1984, what a novel. A masterpiece really. Big brother depicts every evil bedevilling us in our present society. It is more like a prophecy really. Today, what we eat, wear, where we go etc are all directly or indirectly controlled or influenced.

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Post by Rohit Agarwal » 19 Mar 2018, 07:28

This book was first published on August 1945. The writer of this book George Orwell had done a tremendous work in writing this book. His imagination and thoughts had been well described by him by his words in this book.
In this book he showed the problems that were bored by the animals. He also show that how animals reacted to their problems, how they get smarter and started a rebellion. He smartly showed that a leadership is transferred from human being to a group of animals then to a single animal and then how leadership is converted into a dictatorship. By this book he wanted to give a message that intelligent and powerful people used to rule no matter what would be the intentions of those people and the dumb and poor people or the followers who never take initiatives would remain as the slave of others.
I think that the book is little bit childish in the beginning but have a deep meaning inside it. We can connect to Human society also for example we Indians fought for the Independence till 1947 but from then the rulers or the elected ministers think that they are superior to others and are acting accordingly.
In short I like the book the way it was written and everything about it.

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Post by phault » 21 Mar 2018, 14:16

i love book animal farm alot,i av read it al over again again
the book is so intresting that i spent my time reading it all over again...... .
I comtain human feature that was so intresting
it also has this farmer that the animal dont love seeing,bt the animal suppose to be in jamb syllabus

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Post by P0tt3ry » 21 Mar 2018, 20:33

Animal Farm is a good book to introduce Middle Schoolers and older to the social sciences and political theory. This and Watership Downs were coming of age summer reading in our house. I never really like Lord of the Flies but it belongs in the same category. Rereading it as they get older, my children saw the story differently every time.

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Post by KRay93 » 24 Mar 2018, 10:13

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." The book is brilliant, especially in its political content and the parallels with the Russian Revolution, not to mention the reflection at the end of how those who overthrew the previous oppressors ended up turning themselves into oppressors, something very common in revolutions with communist ideological content (being someone from latinomamerica, I can assure you that here we have plenty of those examples).

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Post by Javier Campos » 27 Mar 2018, 10:41

Today, this book is still as relevant as when it came out. The talking animals and the dynamics in the farm might seem fun for some readers who don't enjoy politics at all but the book is all about politics. It is not possible to ignore the politic side of the farm metaphor, anyone who has lived (or currently lives) in a country with a government influenced by socialist and communist ideals knows just how real the struggle really is.

Having grown in a socialist country myself, I have to say that it was scary to read animal farm, at first it felt as if someone was writing about my own country in my own time, it really helped me (and many others around) to open our eyes and have a better understanding of politics and life in general. Turns out, reading books with subtle political themes like this is essential if you want to understand the world around you a little better, and for me, this book was my first step into more complex readings on the topic.

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Post by Eileen R » 15 Apr 2018, 12:25

I really enjoyed animal farm. It's one of those classics that hold a deeper meaning that really gets you thinking. At first, it can be difficult to understand but after some time you get what it's about.

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Post by love_b00ks » 25 Apr 2018, 01:40

I like it too! Especially the politics in it.

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Post by P Reefer » 20 May 2018, 05:09

This narrative is a timeless allegory that examines the hypocrisy behind political tropes. It remains a popularly quoted text.

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Post by Lussineh » 21 May 2018, 04:23

This masterpiece by George Orwell is ambiguous. I adore this book, as each and every sentence contains deep meaning to ponder upon.

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Post by Aituaje » 24 May 2018, 06:10

I absolutely adore Animal Farm. I love how, depending on the reader's age/exposure, the depth of the book changes. I remember reading it back in middle school and just thinking it was a good book about some farm animals. Then, I read that it was actually an allegory. When I went back to reread it, the allegory became clear. It's so cleverly written.

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Post by boualemalki55 » 24 May 2018, 06:43

an allegory book which is a severe criticism to the Soviet Union, it shows clearly how it was governed in the time of dictators

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Post by daniya__shah3 » 13 Jun 2018, 07:36

I was impressed by the way the author drew similarities between pigs and humans. I think it is a good way to highlight the underlying message.
"We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars."
-Oscar Wilde

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Post by Britty01 » 15 Jul 2018, 16:19

kjmertsock wrote:
08 Oct 2013, 14:44
I think that animal farm is extremely relevant. I don't think that it focuses on any particular political group but more so how the ones in charge often forget about the welfare and wellbeing of those below them. Reminds me a lot of our society today.
Well put.

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Post by Northernbird84 » 19 Jul 2018, 07:25

What blew my mind about this book was that the political commentary within the book is just as relevant today as it was when it was written.
I know people who read this in school and hated it, I specifically left it to adulthood to read and I am so glad I did. There is so much within this book that I wouldn't have appreciated as child that I relished as an adult.

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