Write a letter to the author, George Orwell, telling him your opinion about Animal Farm.Write a letter to the author, George Orwell, telling him your opinion about Animal Farm.

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I would write to ask Orwell if he felt that his book would encourage further dedication to revolution and social progress or if he felt that the book might lead people to a cynicism regarding social/political ideals and movements. 

There is no clear answer to the question of Orwell's intention with this book, even if we know that he was writing to comment specifically on the despotism that had sprung up in Russia. 

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Ask yourself how you feel about some of the unique aspects of the book. For example, the use of animals. There's also the Russian Revolution allegory. How do you feel about those? Are they effective? Creepy? How do you feel about the simple language and short length?
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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I would tell him that I thought the pigs were the least interesting characters.  I would say that I was much more interested in the behavior of characters like Boxer and Mollie.  I am less interested in how the powerful act and more interested in why people accept oppression.  Both Boxer and Mollie accept oppression in one way or another and so I find them to be the most interesting characters in the book.

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