Animal Farm - Book Review

Animal Farm - Book Review - Incredible Opinions

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” - George Orwell, Animal Farm.

The much-hyped novella by George Orwell, Animal Farm is a brilliant piece of allegory which is timeless and it still stands true to its word and hype. Orwell, satirically, condemns the oppressed society’s blind faith in totalitarianism.

Animal Farm  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Genre: Classics, Fiction, Dystopia, Politics
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin Random House

The book reveals the story of a farm where oppressed and mistreated animals take over their master Jones. They want equality, justice and progress. Believing in their new self-claimed leader, Napoleon (a boar), they do what is being asked without raising their voices against inequality as Napoleon has his own ways of tackling their protests. All the animals find themselves in a terrible state of totalitarianism after the revolution against the master.

Animal Farm was written when Russian was under Stalin’s rule. Orwell, being a socialist writer, expressed his displeasure towards the political manipulations of the society under the dictatorship. The characteristics of plotting, dishonesty, manipulating minors are prevalent in human behaviour not only on the political grounds but everywhere and Orwell used several characters of Animal Farm to depict this. In his prose in Animal Farm, Orwell portrayed how easy it is to manipulate someone using language through different characters.

If you haven’t read Animal Farm, please read it. It is a timeless classic with caution and the beauty of this outstanding novel doesn’t fade. A genius stroke!