Book Review on ‘Animal Farm’

A Review on the book ‘Animal Farm’

I wasn’t much sure whether to read it or not because the cover page of the book was a little bit childish and the name ‘Animal Farm’ was also kind of referring to a children’s book. But I didn’t have any choice because lockdown was going on and the online deliveries were paused for a while. So, I took up this book started reading and I just completed it today. And I must say that I really liked this book. It was written in a simple and crisp manner by George Orwell. I have heard about this author especially about his book called ‘1984’ I’m sure I will read it next.

Let’s move to the book. ‘Animal farm’ was written by ‘George Orwell’ in the year 1945. It is based on Russian revolution, 1917. It was rejected by a lot of publishers and also banned by U.A.E because the book has a lot of hidden meaning and it symbolizes Russia and communism. The book starts with old major boor calling animals as comrade and tells them to create a rebellion against human beings. As followed the animals over power Mr. Jones the farm owner and throws him out of the farm. And thus animals create a government and run the farm by themselves. Napoleon and snow bell being highly intelligent pigs are considered to be the leaders of the farm. Squealer also pig good with communication skills. They together create seven commandments which should not be broken by any animals. But these same pigs break all the commandments written by them at last.

Every one mentioned in the book represents something. Mr. Jones the farm owner represents corrupt government. Old major boor represents communist leader Karl Marx. Pilkington owner of another farm represents allied countries. Fredrick who owns another small farm represents Adolf Hitler. Boxer a horse, Benjamin a donkey etc. are considered to be uneducated and exploited working class governed by napoleon and snowball. Whimper a man represents nations which profit from business. Sheep’s represents blind followers of the government.

This book was written nearly at the end of World War II and it clearly mocks a lot of people as well as Russian revolution, 1917. I personally liked it at the beginning I didn’t understand but later on listening to the summary from Google I did get a lot of knowledge about the book and the hidden meaning. I think it’s worth reading if you can understand the hidden meaning then it’s surely worth reading.

written by, kris katelin


Lighthouses in Kerala

What view is better than a view from the top of the lighthouse along the coastline? So, next time when you are in Kerala, think about visiting these lighthouses for bliss and peace.

Thangaserry Lighthouse

Thangaserry Lighthouse was built in 1902 and is located on the coast at Tangaserri in Kollam city of Kerala. It has a height of 135ft and it is one of the most visited lighthouses of Kerala. Tourists can visit this lighthouse between 11am to 5pm on all days except Mondays. The lighthouse also has a elevator facility for tourists.

Alappuzha Lighthouse

Alappuzha Lighthouse was built in 1862 and is located on the coast at Alappuzha town of Kerala, which was one of the busiest ports and trade centers of Kerala. Alappuzha Lighthouse has a height of 92ft and is a major tourist attraction. Visitors are only allowed on weekdays between 3pm to 4:30pm.

Vypin Lighthouse

The Vypin Lighthouse started fuctioning in 1979 and is situated at Puthuvype in Kochi, Kerala. It has a height of 151ft and is the tallest lighthouse in Kerala. The light beam of the lighthouse has the range of 52 kilometers. The lighthouse is open for tourists on all days except Monday between 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.

Kadalpur Point Lighthouse

The Kadalpur Point Lighthouse started functioning in 1907 and is situated at Kadalpur, in Kozhikode District of Kerala. It is situated on the coast of Arabian Sea and has a height of 112ft. The Lighthouse is painted with black and white bands. The lighthouse is thought to have been built following a shipwreck on the rocky cliffs of the point, and the wreckage may still be seen.

Vizhinjam Lighthouse

Vizhinjam Lighthouse started functioning in 1972 and is situated near Kovalam beach in Kerala. Vizhinjam was a busy port in eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Lighthouse has a height of 118ft.