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My English class is beginning to read Animal Farm by George Orwell. Usually, when we begin to read something inside that class, our teacher creates a powerpoint in order for her students to understand why and how the stories were created. I was definitely very intrigued when I learned Orwell's real name is Eric Blair and that he was a radical Socialist. I was also very interested how he lived in poverty by choice due to feeling guilt for being a British Soldier for a country in turmoil. I've read 1984 and that is actually one of my favorite books that I've ever read! Anyways, I actually wanted to ask what everyone thought of this book if you've read it. I've only gotten past the first chapter due to my ghastly lack of time and so far I definitely do want to read more! I've noticed quite blatantly how much Animal Farm relates to the Bolshevik Revolution (I do know he did write about it. I just didn't realize how genuine and obvious his satire is). It is really interesting how they plotted against Mr. Jones and made vital points about how they were actually more useful than their leader. Unfortunately, I read the first sentence of the second chapter describing how poor Old Major passed away three days later. :c I am anticipating to dive deeper into this book! What is everyone else's thoughts on it?