“The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.”—Saint Pope John Paul II
“Unless the Lord build the house, in vain do the builders labour.”—Psalm 127:1
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Review and Thoughts
Animal Farm by George Orwell is one of those novels that every student will most likely read in their lives. One of the books in the current literary canon, it has helped demonstrate the evils of communism through an allegorical depiction of the Russian Revolution. By using a seemingly innocent setting, Orwell tells the horrific story of a group of animals as they attempt to overthrow human rule.
The novel begins with an alcoholic farmer who has long neglected his farm. The great boar, Old Major, starts teaching his new philosophy to the animals. His philosophy points out the uselessness of humans. The animals on the farm begin to feel a sense of pride and one day, when the farmer has forgotten to take care of the animals for too long, they fight Farmer Jones and take over the farm. Continue reading Of the Golden Future Time: A Review of ‘Animal Farm’