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Re: Animal Farm

Post by Kanou Heilen » 02 Feb 2019, 13:25

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Personally, as good (in a very disturbing, politically horrific way) as the last scene was, the themes presented earlier in the book felt much more... shocking, on the lack of a better word, because we have a very slow development between the (relatively) hopeful beginning and the absolute cynicism of the ending. You start with an equal view on all the “good guys”, wanting the best possible outcome from the Revolution, and them, slowly, the shades of black and white start to confuse themselves, and what comes from this, until the very climax... Brillant. One of George Orwell’s greatest works regarding politics.

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Post by Res Alexis » 07 Feb 2019, 18:02

I read this book while in high school.This was when I was in senior one.The writer thoroughly put into writing human brutal towards fellow creatures. He also demonstrated that as animals co-exist with human, they learn to love their lavish life.The writer even though he used animals, he relayed that characteristics like selfishness, betrayal, disappointment,happiness et cetera can be found anywhere as an individual exists as a mortal being.A classic display of how servants take over their master's property and then fight each other for top positions in leadership.

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Post by Joe Hadithi » 18 Feb 2019, 20:27

Absolutely loved the book.

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Post by Chikari » 20 Feb 2019, 18:54

I found this book interesting and thought provoking. Its certainly and interesting take on how people grow to power. I liked the idea presented that if you're not careful, you can become exactly what you hate. Important life lessons in this one.
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Post by CinWin » 03 Mar 2019, 16:31

I read this book when I was about 10 years old. (I was a mature reader) Then I picked it up again when I was in college. It is funny how the whole concept and meaning of a book can change after you get some experience in life. Now that I am 61 years old, I really should reread it to see what it means to me now! :tiphat:
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Post by Eanderson531 » 22 Mar 2019, 13:16

I happened to come across this book when I was a freshman in high school. At the time I appreciated the book for the writing and only understood some of the politics ignored the books. I now reread it and while I'm not a person that loves political books, I definitely appreciate the, erm, blatant subtlety of the political nature of the book much more.

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Post by Juliana_Isabella » 24 Mar 2019, 11:24

I listened to Animal Farm on an audiobook, and I would definitely recommend reading it that way. It gives the characters more life and makes the story flow well.

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Post by Magnify3 » 30 Jun 2019, 12:15

This was the first book that I read for literature. I already knew the story after watching a cartoon so reading it was a treat. However, it was difficult to understand that it was not just a mere story.

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Post by Wambui-nj » 02 Jul 2019, 14:43

I have read the Swahili translation of Animal Farm dabbed "Shamba la Wanyama" :D . It was a course book in literature in high school. This post brings fond memories.

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Post by Thabang Amos » 02 Jul 2019, 14:51

I read Animak Farm when I was in high school, it was one of the best books I ever read at school because of its relevance and how you can relate it to the world of today. Everything that happened within the book just made you realise it can be related to the world we live in today

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Post by LinaMueller » 06 Jul 2019, 14:52

This is a classic and should be required at every high school. The plot is great and easily applied to not only the Russian Revolution, but to totalitarian governments as a whole. Amazing book.
Heart! We will forget him!
You an I, tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim;
Haste! lest while you're lagging.
I may remember him!

Emily Dickinson

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Post by Monet_va » 07 Jul 2019, 13:19

I loved Animal Farm! It's an amazing metaphor for what's happening to society, but I also love the depictions of animals and the fun interpretations that George Orwell presented!

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Post by Etiquette1 » 09 Jul 2019, 19:56

I remember reading this book in high school and being completely shocked by it. Even after all this time I think it is relevant to the here and now. So many themes contained in this book are still occurring in our world. I can definitely see why we were instructed to read it when I was in high school. That was in 2008 for me and I think even now it contains information for us as a people living in the tumultuous times of 2019.

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Post by corinaelena » 11 Jul 2019, 23:31

It is a book I often reffer to when talking about politics and the way we view our society. It is also a very fun lecture, so I like to recommend it to people looking for a new book.

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Post by Valeria_gr4 » 15 Jul 2019, 23:44

This book is inspiring, (so is the author) it is books like this that we need more, easy to digest and clear enough for any adult to understand, you don't even have to know about politics, its message is so direct and devastating. It is a loud waking call and also a summary of human's tremendous mistakes when it comes to establishing a society from both sides: the governors and the governed. To me, it is a masterpiece indeed.

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