Hey, y’all. This is not my typical review, since I read this novel years ago, but feel free to use the discussion questions I came up with at the bottom for any book club.
Title- Animal Farm
Author- George Orwell
A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.
When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
Quote- “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
What five rules would you want to change if you could be President for a day?
Would you ever participate in a revolution even if it were dangerous, and why or why not?
What makes a good leader?
What is a cause you’d protest against?
Do you believe power corrupts, why or why not?
What’s a book that made you think different than prior to reading?