I'd been meaning to read it for years, but the politics seemed tedious especially when there was so much controversy about the “war against terrorism” on the tv. But finally, for my Modern History class, the teacher suggested we read Animal Farm because we were starting on the Russian Revolution (for those whom have not read it, that’s what the story was based on), and so i finished it in a few days (no not the same day, I know, pitiful considering how small it is).
What I want to know is how many people have actually read Animal Farm.
The politics in the book are extreme. It's very satirical and very cynical, they are just farm animals, and yet one sees such a resemblance to parts of human society. The most noticeable, of course, are the sheep, and the pigs. The pigs, on one end of the spectrum, are very controlling and devious, a lot like the upper-class, more educated of society, and the Sheep are the under-educated, willing to follow and not think for themselves-part of society. Unfortunately, they are the majority, the rest of the animals seem to have the intelligence, just not the education. Funny that.
I suggest if you have not read it, then do so (but don't turn into a cynical old hag)