My Interpretation of Animal Farm

Jun 1, 2018-

I frequently hear about protests against gender inequality and other myriad problems but I rarely hear about protests against the torture and maltreatment of animals by humans. If you ask me, this book Animal Farm is among a few handfuls of efforts to reduce maltreatment against animals—as well as being a social allegory. Written by George Orwell in 1945, this book is truly moving. It is also a kind of humorous story as the author has used a unique vision to craft this novel.

Mistreated by Mr Jones (owner of the farm), the old Major proposes an idea for the animals of the Manor farm to overthrow Jone’s administration. Through his persuasive words, animals are convinced to revolt.  The unified animals succeed in the revolution. Released from the control of human, there is yet a long way to go.

As the story progresses, we soon realise that some animals are superior to others in terms of position and the privileges they get. Pigs seem to gain power more than ever. Animals like Boxer the horse, are very hardworking but naïve and unaware of the fact that pigs are actually using them as slaves.

Time passes, the farm which was once happy and prosperous turns into a poverty-stricken farm. What began as a shortage of food becomes a famine. The ones whom the animals had fully trusted turn out to be frauds.

There is a special thing about this book; the story here can be compared to the political scenario of our country. The leaders are the pigs who take advantage of us and we the people are the poor animals who have to work day and night but still cannot fulfill their basic needs.

Lastly, I recommend this book to everyone who is looking for a completely new experience. Try this, you will barely think about the world you’re living in and become lost in a strange and new world; however in the end you will, of course, recognise that this story is an allegory and  that the cruel hierarchies, dishonest politics and cynical end of Animal Farm is a criticism against the real world.

Anupa Khanal

Grade 10

LRI School

Published: 01-06-2018 07:37

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