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Animal Farm - George Orwell

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Animal Farm
By: George orwell
Animal Farm
By: George orwell

Book Information
  * Author: George Orwell
  * Title: Animal Farm
  * Publisher: London, Secker and Warburg, 17 August 1945
  * Number of Pages: 112 pages
  * Genre: Dystopian animal fable; satire; allegory; political roman à clef 

George Orwell´s biography
“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” (George Orwell)
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known as George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is labeled by intelligence and humour, a deep awareness of social injustice, hostility to totalitarianism, and trust in democratic socialism.
Considered the 20th century´s best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote fiction, polemical journalism, literary criticism and poetry. He is best known for the novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and the satirical novel "Animal Farm".
“Orwell's influence on contemporary culture, popular and political, continues decades after his death. “

Plot Summary
The story is placed on a farm – Manor Farm – owned by Mr. Jones. Tired of their servitude to man, a group of animals – Snowball, Napoleon, Boxer, Squealer, Boxer, Mollie, Benjamin and Clover - rebels and found their own society. Later in the book, that group of animals are betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders – Napoleon and Squealer, whose slogan becomes “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Main Characters
Napoleon: Napoleon is a boar who conducts the rebellion against Mr. Jones. After the rebellion victory, he little by little begins to control all sides of the farm until he is an unquestionable tyrant.
Napoleon represents directly the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, but it can represent every political tyrant that appeared throughout human history.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than...

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