Book Review | Animal Farm by George Orwell

Updated: Jun 24

Birth: June 25, 1903, Motihari, India

Death: January 21, 1950, London, United Kingdom


Animal Farm by George Orwell - 1945

The famous English novelist and essayist George Orwell's original is Eric Arthur Blair. After suffering financially for a while in his youth, he decided to become a writer by following the footsteps of his favorite writer, Jack London. In 1933, George Orwell first published his book “Five Free Money in Paris and London” and continued his success with books such as "Nineteen Eighty-Four", "A Clergyman’s Daughter", "Animal Farm", "Keep the Aspidistra Flying"...


I would like to share with you today; Animal Farm by George Orwell.



Animal Farm by George Orwell is said to symbolize the Russian Revolution of 1917 using animals to tell the tale.

The pigs on Manor farm get the other animals to organize a revolution where they send Farmer Jones packing.

Everything is great and it feels like utopia at first, until the honeymoon phase ends and real life begins. Like some of the optimistic and savior revolutions that have happened in the history and will happen in the future.


While the plotting and writing is rather simplistic compared to many classics, it still took me a bit to read. I had to set it down for a bit and then come back to it. With that said, I still enjoyed it and I think everyone should read Animal Farm. It is a meaningful book.


“Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself.” /George Orwell
“The only good human being is a dead one.” /George Orwell
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” /George Orwell
“Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments.” /George Orwell
“No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?” /George Orwell

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

“This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.” /George Orwell
“The distinguishing mark of man is thehand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief.” /George Orwell
“Four legs good, two legs bad.” /George Orwell
“And remember also that in fighting against man we must not come to resemble him. Even when you have conquered him, do not adopt his vices.” /George Orwell
“Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.” /George Orwell

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