Animal farm was short but definitely not sweet. I watched the movie when I was six years old and I found it frightening. I liked that I could learn from the mistakes that the animals made, and I even enjoyed the book despite my past experience with the story. The characters were extreme and strangely believable. The author did a fantastic job of creating the characters, they made me laugh, feel pity and cringe. He successfully transformed the pigs into humans, and the other animals into victims. I did not have a favorite character because they all had flaws. The glorified Snowball admitted that he was superior to the other animals, the loyal Boxer was naïve and the intelligent Benjamin was aware of the pigs’ corruption, but did not act to correct it. George Orwell held my interest throughout the novel. I was always curious to see what commandment the pigs were going to break, if the animals would revolt or if the story would have a happy ending. I found the last scene to be the most thought provoking because Manor Farm and the animals have gone in a big circle without any progress. I am left wondering if the farm is going to continue its circular path and have another revolution. I have learnt from this book that power corrupts, and if one abuses their power they will lose it. Since I read Animal Farm I have learnt the importance of being responsible with the little power I have. I enjoyed this book and have even recommended it to a few of my friends.
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