Animal farm, 8/17/1945

By: George Orwell


Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. And remember also that in fighting against Man, we must not come to resemble him. Even when you have conquered him, do not adopt his vices.

When, where, and why?

  • A Wisconsin survey revealed in 1963 that the John Birch Society had challenged the novel's use; it objected to the words "masses will revolt." In 1968, the New York State English Council's Committee on Defense Against Censorship conducted a comparable study in New York State English classrooms. Its findings identified the novel on its list of "problem books"; the reason cited was that "Orwell was a communist."

Why people should read it?

Why it's a book to experience and to read?

It's a fun book to read and it's really interesting how it makes fun of how the government would control us and try to have all the power. We had no say, but no we have some saying. The government should not have all the power or it'll corrupt society and that's how the book was telling us.