Eric Arthur Blair, who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Orwell is best known for his dystopian novel 1984 and his allegorical novella Animal Farm. Orwell's cultural influence continues to this day in the terms Orwellian, cold war, Big Brother, Thought Police, Room 101, Memory hole, doublethink, and thoughtcrime.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal...
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
About the Book
A dystopian and allegorical novel, Animal Farm reflects the events leading up to the Russian revolution. On the surface, the novel features the trials and tribulations of an assortment of farm animals, particularly pigs, as they struggle with the resident humans. While the initial reception of the book was not overwhelming positive, it has become a classic among English Language novels.
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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.