Monday, November 10, 2008
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The animals of Manor Farm stage a revolution against Farmer Jones and the humans that run the farm. They are successful, rename the farm Animal Farm, and decide to work together for themselves and be free of humans forever. For awhile, everything goes as planned, but little by little greed and the love of power corrupt Napolean, the pig that everyone looks up to as leader, and things begin to change.
"Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely". I don't remember who said this, but George Orwell definitely managed to get that point across in Animal Farm. I think everyone should read this book at least once.