Animal Farm, George Orwell’s second most widely read masterpiece after Nineteen Eighty-Four, begins with the uprising of the animals, who are mistreated and forced to work under harsh conditions, against the cruel farm owner Mr. Jones with the dream of an order where they will be equal, free and happy.
Animal Farm is a political satire with allegorical qualities that has been widely acclaimed since it was first published in 1945. The similarities between some of the characters of the novel, which is considered a direct criticism of the Stalin regime, and the political figures of the period can be easily seen. However, beyond this similarity, Orwell transformed the destructive domination of authoritarian power that humanity has been subjected to in almost every period into a fairy tale novel with his sharp satire. Animal Farm is a contemporary classic that remains relevant with its strong voice against injustice, brute force and the restriction of freedoms.