“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” – Animal Farm
When I first laid eyes on my assigned reading list for this school year, I was not very excited – hardly any of the books looked interesting (that is, except for Pride and Prejudice and The Hobbit). As my eyes traveled down the page examining each title and its author, I became more and more discouraged. Wow, I’m definitely in for some thrilling reads this year, I thought to myself. I just can’t wait to get started.
And then something caught my eye – a book called Animal Farm by George Orwell. I’d heard of Orwell and his political fiction novels before, but had never read any of them. Since I thoroughly enjoy reading and studying books of that genre, I figured Animal Farm would be right up my ally. After all, I loved The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies, so I had pretty high expectations for this book.
And believe me, it did not disappoint. Through this story of rebellion, tyranny, power, and change, this book not only opened my eyes to who it was originally written to, but how it still applies to us today. Continue reading “Of Pigs, Rebellions, and Choices // My Thoughts on “Animal Farm””