Animal Farm Review

Animal Farm Review

Zion Frost, Staff Writer

Orwell captures the hearts of readers by adding various aspects in the book in order to convert an unbiased message that can be looked upon in any perspective of the individual. Reading any description of Animal Farm would tell you that the book is about animals on a farm who start a rebellion against mankind but while reading the book readers have developed their own personal references to what it could actually mean. Animal Farm contains a mix of political, metaphorical, philosophical and historical elements embedded on each page. A common issue among many avid readers are bad endings. Animal Farm leaves you on a cliffhanger which sums up the overall hidden messages beneath the huge metaphor that the book is. Animal Farm delves into political issues as well. Because Orwell was raised during the Edwardian era, he was exposed to both world wars which could serve as the inspiration for his novel. Orwell wrote this novel to spread his message about the truth behind communism whilst using animals to display the human issues that exist among us.

The root cause behind the undying interest in this novel is that it is timeless; therefore, students can still relate to the characters and the issues they face. Animal Farm allows the reader to see communism in a new light but witnessing the dramatic irony behind the brainwashing the animals undergo, inflicted by the pigs. Animal Farm continues to influence students of this generation as well.

“It puts a twist on historical figures and adds a twist on what people usually wouldn’t read,” said freshman Jenny Li. “It’s interesting and puts a different perspective on what happened during World War II.”

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