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by George Orwell

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Why is Animal Farm an important book for society?

Animal Farm is an important book for society because it shows us the potential dangers of good intentions. It satirizes the authoritarian USSR and shows how even revolutions born from good intentions can mislead the people they are meant to serve.

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"The road to hell is paved with good intentions", as the old saying goes. And there are few more graphic illustrations in literature of the truth of this saying that Orwell's masterpiece of satire.

Prior to the Animalist Revolution, Old Major convinces the animals that paradise on earth is just around the corner. Once the animals have risen up and driven the hated human oppressor from the farm, they will begin to build an Animalist utopia in which everyone will work together for the common good. There'll be no more hunger, no more backbreaking toil, no more oppression. Life for all the animals will...

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The novel Animal Farm is actually a social commentary, just like The Hunger Games. The transition of the pigs' behaviors to become more worldy reflects the actions of some corrupt government officials. The entire theme is rather like a Communist country or a nation run by a dictator, in the sense that the pigs have monopoly over the other animals and they have no power whatsoever. It is a very stirring and thought-provoking book, if you analyse it. I feel that you should read it.

 

P.S I'm not a Literature stusocial but I really like this book.

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