Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is an allegorical story. At the beginning of the story, Old Major inspires his fellow farm animals to revolt against their human master, Mr. Jones, owner of Manor Farm. Leaders of the animal revolt include two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball.

The purpose of the revolution was to create a fair society made only by animals, or animalism and it was based on seven commandments such as “Four legs good, two legs bad” and most importantly: "All animals are equal". They also changed the name of the farm to "Animal Farm" from Manor Farm.

Since Animal Farm is an allegory based on the problems resulting from totalitarian Revolution, and its subsequent oppressive states, one of the messages of the novel is about how power can often lead to corruption and oppression.

Time magazine chose the book as one of the 100 best English-language novels (1923 to 2005). 

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