Animal Farm³All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal thanothers"
Accordingto me George Orwell is one of the best writers inEnglish. The subtle horror he induces in the readers mind lingerslong after the book is read. Animal farm still haunts me. Apart fromnoticing the obvious reference to The Russian Revolution there issomething darker something more sinister in the treatment of theidea of power. Power is a heady drug the animals embrace therevolution readily but what awaits them is not a new world but avariation of the oppression they knew.The other horrific idea Orwell leaves the reader with is of animalrevolt. In Orwell¶s words...I saw a little boy, perhaps ten years old, driving a huge carthorsealong a narrow path, whipping it whenever it tried to turn. It struckme that if only such animals became aware of their strength weshould have no power over them, and that men exploit animals inmuch the same way as the rich exploit the proletariat.It¶s this very idea that Orwell wants us to dwell on, how an animalrises against oppression and functions just as we do. Turning thepower hierarchy upside down can be quite unnerving for thereader. It¶s this very idea that makes Orwell stand out, the limit to