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Animal Farm and 1984 (edition 2003)

by George Orwell

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All animals are equals but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that all animals are created equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: but some animals are more equal than others. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the thought police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called the Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. The two novels that you now hold in your hands have become modern classics, taught in many schools as examples of moral weight and political prescience, read for pleasure, excitement and instruction; a wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable. The New York Times: absolutely first-rate, comparable to Voltaire and Swift. There are no replacements for a George Orwell, just as there are no replacements for a Bernard Shaw or a Mark Twain. He pricked, provoked and badgered lazy minds, delighted those who enjoyed watching an original intelligence at work. Time: 1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present. Lionel Trilling: the most solid, the most brilliant, thing George Orwell has done.… (more)
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Title:Animal Farm and 1984
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Animal Farm: There is a reason, much like Candide, that this book is an unforgettable classic. There is a special something in Animal Farm, a impactful weight in so few pages. Each word is carefully chosen to give the imagination just enough food to contemplate the stifling air of control and dictatorship. Orwell uses satire to tell his own moralistic fairy tale which showcases for the reader the danger and intoxication power brings. The pacing is smooth, the characters are moving, and the way Orwell tells how they face each challenge is moving. Both the first time I read Animal Farm and this past re-read, I was eager to learn what happened next.
I highly recommend Animal Farm to everyone. It is digestible for any reader, and its deeper themes offer contemplation long after it is finished. ( )
  ginkgoleif | Dec 30, 2021 |
I enjoyed this book a lot. This book is an interesting way for people to learn about the history of the Russian Revolution. I think George Orwell is a brilliant writer for representing the Russian Revolution with farm animals. I also really like this book because anyone can read it. You can read it as a kid and just enjoy hearing about the farm animals. Or, you can read it as a teenager and adult and understand he deeping meaning behind it. Either way, everyone can enjoy it. ( )
  Jilliangoldman | Nov 4, 2021 |
Not really a review: A reread of both books; Animal Farm from the early 1960s; 1984 from a few years later. Both books are about like I remember them.

Animal Farm reads like a fable, which of course it is. 1984's really powerful, and depressing. ( )
  joeldinda | Apr 12, 2020 |
Rebelión en la granja es una crítica a los regímenes totalitarios y al comportamiento humano, al poder y a la diferencia de clases. 1984 se construye como una distopía crítica con respecto a la manipulación y control de masas por parte del poder o gobierno.
  katherinevillar | Mar 24, 2020 |
Although both novels are much praised, I really disliked their concepts and found little enjoyment in reading them. ( )
  SacredTower | Nov 9, 2018 |
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All animals are equals but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is the account of the bold struggle, initiated by the animals, that transforms Mr. Jones's Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that all animals are created equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that proves disastrous. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: but some animals are more equal than others. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the thought police can practically read your mind. Winston is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called the Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. The two novels that you now hold in your hands have become modern classics, taught in many schools as examples of moral weight and political prescience, read for pleasure, excitement and instruction; a wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable. The New York Times: absolutely first-rate, comparable to Voltaire and Swift. There are no replacements for a George Orwell, just as there are no replacements for a Bernard Shaw or a Mark Twain. He pricked, provoked and badgered lazy minds, delighted those who enjoyed watching an original intelligence at work. Time: 1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present. Lionel Trilling: the most solid, the most brilliant, thing George Orwell has done.

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AR 7.3, 5 pts - Animal Farm

AR 8.9, 17 pts - 1984
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