By: George Orwell
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Slightly Tainted (No curse words. Topics to consider: drinking, blood, suicide, murder, and death.)
What an interesting book! Animal Farm is a political satire that focuses on Communism, rebellion, and injustice. If a child picked it up, they would just see a story about some pigs that are big bullies (and murderers…), but an adult can get much more out of the story.
The rebellion part of the book reminded me so much of Rise of the Planet of the Apes! It also made me want to go vegan… I think it was a very, very bold book for its time.
I got a lot of good points out of this story. The main lesson at first was that working together works. Then it morphed into a warning about how the smarter take advantage of the dumber and less fortunate. It’s easy for people you trust to trick you. It told how one movement sparks another and how power can change people. Animal Farm definitely showed that it’s pretty easy to become the thing you hate the most.
“Man is the only real enemy we have.“
~George Orwell 🐖