I recently read Animal Farm
by George Orwell, and for anyone who doesn't know, it's a relatively short book. However, I thought Orwell's central idea about presenting fascism and communism through the lens of a totalitarian and dystopian society, or farm for that matter, of animals was profound. The satirical innuendoes about real-life communistic ideologies through the representation of animals was ingenious.
The book was much more than vegetarian and vegan rhetoric in that animals are treated gruesomely and abhorrently, although true.
|I also just got the ironic connection between corrupt leaders and pigs.|
It truly is a well-executed satirical fable representational of these totalitarian ways of ruling. The seemingly peaceful socialistic society quickly
turned gruesome and corrupt. What is evident is that the pigs were overcome with corruption and greed, and took on this role and developed aspects that the other animals unanimously despised: humans.
It's unfortunate what happens by the end, but, in retrospect, the rise and then fall of the Animal Farm, later renamed the Manor Farm, truly covers the brevity of the toxicity of following communism and dictatorship ideologies.
It's been evident before that power can
often lead to corruption and oppression, and this book is truly indicative of this dreadful nature. A Great Read.