Animal Farm by George Orwell

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An enthusiastic participant in the Spanish civil war in 1936, George Orwell had a great understanding of the political world and made his strong opinions known through his enlightening literary works, many of which are still read in our modern era. Inspired by the 1917 Russian Revolution and the failed society it resulted in, "Animal Farm" by George Orwell is an encapsulating tale that epitomises how a free utopian society so idealistic can never be accomplished. The novella exemplifies how influences of corruption and greed are capable of devolving pure benevolent intentions, resulting in a malevolent and abusive society. Through the allegorical use of animals on a farm instead of a recount of history, Orwell has successfully mirrored the concerns of the Russian Revolution. He has also simultaneously introduced complex ideas relating to socialism and totalitarianism for all young readers. Through this he has developed a deeper understanding on the complexities and shades of grey involved in dealing with these issues. "Animal Farm" is thus undoubtedly a successful representation of “good” young adult literature as stated by prominent academic Lois T. Stover.
Throughout the novella, the influences of corruption and greed are prominent topics constantly elucidated by Orwell. Orwell as a democratic socialist, has purposely demonstrated “Animal Farm” to put forward his views on the Russian Revolution and socialistic ideas. In the novella, the devolvement of Napoleon’s

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