Animal Farm: Book Review

Eric Arthur Blair, one of the best novelist of all time according to me and for many other novel readers. I think, I should have used the correct name to introduce him GEORGE ORWELL one of the best of all time and now no one will disagree, right?

When I first heard the name of the book Animal Farm I refused to read it just because of its title, I thought it is going to be the story of animals basically for kids, but my friend kept pushing me to read it, I was only convinced to read it because it had only 90 pages and I do not have to worry about my time or energy either.

After reading about 30 pages I got confused a bit, I was hoping it to be a kid book with a bed time story but it was something else George Orwell was talking about animals and its struggle but somehow in my mind I have created an image with animals as normal people and humans as government and slowly I was soaked into the story.

 Story starts with Mr Jones of manor Farm who came home drunken and forgot to feed his livestock. The ensuring rebellion under the leadership of pigs Napoleon and Snowbell leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organized to benefit all those who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges.

He emphasize on learning, reading and writing and how can the government manipulate if you don’t know how to read, and how can anyone play with you emotionally, writer has touched very tiny things during democracy and aristocracy. And if people are not aware their democracy can be converted into aristocracy. These words seems bigger but the writer has explained it beautifully and simply. He talked about some people who trust government blindly, and also those who knows many things but never speaks, and taking all these character together will give you best 3 hours of reading the book.

Book starts with “All animals are equal” and ends with “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” .  Let me add a twist in this what if I change the word animals with human beings. “All human beings are equal, all human beings are equal, but some human beings are more equal than others”. After reading those changed sentences the multiple things strikes to me, many of today’s problems in many countries around the globe including racial and ethnic religious tensions.

Writer wants to show the mirror to the world and he does it in his style for some it’s a book of animals, a kid book, but for many it’s the experience, an interesting book with a political satire. Many says it’s the book that depicts the Russian revolution but for me it’s for the revolution of the whole world. Animal Farm by George Orwell is a brilliant political satire and a powerful, affecting story of revolutions and idealism, power and corruption.