I first read Animal Farm in high school. Needless to say, that has been a couple of decades now. My memory fades. I think I read it once since then with a child of mine for school, but other than that it has been visually exposed to me in cartoons and such. I decided to read it again as a more mature adult. I’m glad I did.
What has stopped you from reading this book? It could be because you have assumed it will be boring because it is considered a classic. I can understand that. Sadly done that a few times with those books. No matter what your reasoning is, here are a few reasons you should read this book.
- It’s not long
- References in many places
- Lessons everyone should learn
- Is entertaining.
The length of the book can be very appealing to those who have avoided classics in the past for fear of long, boring hours of struggling to get through the story. If you are fast reader, you can probably get through it in one day or evening. For slower readers, you might take a week at the most. Avoided classics in the past? This is a good one to cut your teeth on.
This book, its characters, and its plot are mentioned in mainstream movies and books. You might even hear it in everyday conversations, on the news, and talked about in many circles. It is what many may call a cult classic, but it is a classic used my many.
As you read the book, you’ll discover many lessons everyone needs to learn. For one thing, look beyond your narrow experience to see the whole picture and the truth of your own situation. Be careful what you do before you find yourself imitating the very enemies you have denounced. Never follow blindly. And there are so many more.
The story is entertaining. You’ll find yourself rooting for the underdogs and feeling anger when hypocrisy raising its head. While you can see from your vantage point of the reader what is happening, you’ll want to get the attention of the characters and help them. It’s not the boring classic you think it is.
If you haven’t read the book, give it a try. If you haven’t read it in several years, do it again and rediscover the meaningful words of George Orwell.
ISBN - 978-0-451-52634-2