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Animal farm from George Orwell

Message  MurielB le Lun 2 Déc - 8:41

Animal Farm is an allegorical and dystopian novel by George Orwell, published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union.[1
Hello Marine Henri Gerard everyone.
I have also read "animal farm" from Orwell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm
Do you have any comment about it ?


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Animal Farm (G. Orwell)

Message  Philippe-Henri le Lun 2 Déc - 10:32

MurielB a écrit:
Animal Farm is an allegorical and dystopian novel by George Orwell, published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union.[1
Hello Marine Henri Gerard everyone.
I have also read "animal farm" from Orwell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm
Do you have any comment about it ?
I can’t remember whether or not I read Orwell’s Animal Farm. At any rate, this reading must have been interesting for readers of that immediate after-war time. Today, I daresay it might just interest nostalgic people who pine for the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, or perhaps a few students who are doing a master degree in modern history. Time, since more than half a century, has gone by. Meantime, world and society have changed dramatically. Stalin died in 1953. The Soviet Union is dead and done. We’ve got the Cold War and the New World Order conspiracy. We’ve got the Oil crisis, the Financial crisis. Our economies have been suffering from the impact of Globalization. Cards have been shuffled thoroughly to new moral and geopolitical values. Human life, living conditions, energy sources and survival of our planet are currently depending on sustainable development. This is how Orwell’s Animal Farm would look like today.

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Animal Farm (G. Orwell)

Message  MurielB le Lun 2 Déc - 17:59

Thank you for your words Henri. I enjoyed "Animal farms" because the story is simple but true. When the animals take over the farm, they think  all animals would be  equal, nice to one another and would share everything. Anyway a group of animals finally took control (The pigs) and the animal condition became  worse than before the "taking over "That 's the way it goes isn't it ?
Any comment please  ?

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Orwell's Animal Farm

Message  Philippe-Henri le Lun 2 Déc - 20:40

MurielB a écrit:Thank you for your words Henri. I enjoyed "Animal farms" because the story is simple but true. When the animals take over the farm, they think  all animals would be  equal, nice to one another and would share everything. Anyway a group of animals finally took control (The pigs) and the animal condition became  worse than before the "taking over "That 's the way it goes isn't it ?
Any comment please  ?
Orwell’s Animal Farm is allegoric. I believe that this allegory is − as Muriel put it − «simple but true». Aesopus, Horace, Livy, La Fontaine, Grimm, Andersen, Perrault and even Walt Disney portrayed animals as humans. Konrad Lorenz showed that the human species, both biologically and in its behavioural pattern, belongs to the same genus as its cousins, which we call «animals». So the moral of Orwell's story is: give people power and they’ll behave like pigs…

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Re: Animal farm from George Orwell

Message  Guilaine le Mar 3 Déc - 12:11

Hello dear readers of "Animal Farm" by Orwell,

This book impressed me a lot when I read it. And I often think the mesage it conveys is true : as P.H. says: "give people power and they behave like pigs", more exactly like the pigs of the story "with an emphasis on their beast-like characteristics : the eventual progress by the pigs to the two-legged human stance, amazing and terrifying to the rest of the normally quadruped farmworkers".

The book is a satire on the Stalinist period of Russian history. For me, it is a warning of what seems to Orwell the inevitable fate of mankind, given certain conditions, and the ultimate objective of powerseekers and demagogues of any country.

I can't help reporting this particular witty amendment to the original Commandment of Animalism : "All Animals are equal - but some are more equal than others".
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Message  MarineL le Mar 3 Déc - 21:15

Muriel, thank you for the advice about Aldous Huxley, I will buy the book.

I read Animal Farm and found it interesting. And made me want to read more of his works, but unfortunately I read other things and forgot about it. But now it gave me this envy again ! ( Thanks for reminding me ! )

In a way, it made me think about Brecht's piece, called The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Both used different ways to speak about the history, even if it's both different things.

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Re: Animal farm from George Orwell

Message  MurielB le Mar 3 Déc - 22:35

Thanks Guilaine, Henri Marine for your comments ! Marine good luck for reading that book !

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Animal farm from George Orwell

Message  Philippe-Henri le Mer 4 Déc - 19:12

"All Animals are equal - but some are more equal than others". Orwell’s seventh Commandment of Animalism is obviously a mocking paraphrase of article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: «All [human beings] are equal [before the law…]»

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