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Kate_b
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Animal Farm

 inor English class we read Animla Farm and i love it. I usally only like fantasy books so i was surprised.I think he tells us about the Soviet union in a way that any one culd understand.But when i brought that up in calss every one said that the book could only be uderstood by adults.Opinons here?
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Re: Animal Farm

I think we watched a movie like that in school. it was kind of weird, there wasn't much talking.
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Re: Animal Farm

Perhaps you are just more perceptive than your classmates.  It is true that anthropomorphising the major players in the creation of the Soviet Union makes the story more interesting to a wider range of readers, not just those interested in socialist/communist philosophy.

Kate_b wrote:
 inor English class we read Animla Farm and i love it. I usally only like fantasy books so i was surprised.I think he tells us about the Soviet union in a way that any one culd understand.But when i brought that up in calss every one said that the book could only be uderstood by adults.Opinons here?



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Re: Animal Farm

i also had to read Animal Farm in high school i think it was my freshman year anyways i loves that people. it shows you the what happened in Soviet Union in a way you can understand, like you said kate.before we read the book we learned about the real revolutionaries and what they did. and  George Orwell really did a good job on this book.
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Re: Animal Farm

i think that even if people don't understand who the characters are meant to represent and that the story is about what was happening in the Soviet Union they should at least realize that something was not right with what was going on at that farm. I mean the uneven distribution of power and the pigs going back on what they said. All it takes to figure that out is a conscience.
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Re: Animal Farm

Reading Orwell's 1984...creepy, dry and wild, as well as plain scary.
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Re: Animal Farm

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I've never read Animal Farm, but I am reading Orwell's 1984 right now. It is very scary to imagine a world like the one in the story. The government ("Big Brother" ) has complete control over basically everything. They even have partial control over the way people think. Anyways, Animal Farm is on my list of books to read.


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