Sunday, May 10, 2009

Animal Farm Review

Going from a totalitarian government to a socialistic government should be a grand revolution should not it? In Animal Farm by George Orwell, the animals rebel and overthrow Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm. Animal Farm symbolizes the Russian Revolution and the reign of Stalin.

The plot is what occurs after the animals have established themselves as the joint owners of the farm. The plot flows very well and is easy to understand and even catch the underlying implications. The power struggle within the plot is also very stimulating.

The story is enhanced every further by the characters. There are the pigs, sheep, dogs, horses, chicken, and one stubborn donkey. The characters' personalities are very well drawn out. Some characters I loved and others I absolutely could not stand, which just adds to the book's greatness.

I would recommend this to anyone interested in reading a good historical fiction book. And, anyone looking for a book linked to the Russian Revolution.

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