Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm is a masterfully written work of political allegory. The animals revolt against humans running a farm, and for a short while everything is magnificent —that is until the pigs get out of hand. It is brilliantly symbolic of the chaos that ensues when revolution goes awry. Allegory is certainly a difficult element of literature to master; however, Orwell manages it superbly: while true appreciation of Animal Farm requires an understanding of the history of the Russian revolution, those without it will still grasp the message due to the writer's skillful use of language.

Rhett Davis

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