Ever think that if you were in charge of your city hall, things would run smoother? Or maybe if you were the boss at work, things would be much more efficient? Maybe if you were the chairman of the college board, policies would be more fair for everyone.
“Animal Farm” is a tale about a group of animals on a farm who decide that they could do a better job than the owner, Farmer Jones. So they organize, and overthrow the farmer. He flees, leaving the animals to care for and govern themselves. At first the animal leaders have everyone’s best interests at heart. But it doesn’t take long before power begins to corrupt the leaders, and they are soon no better than Farmer Jones.
George Orwell originally wrote this book as a protest against England’s alliance with the Soviet Union and Stalin during World War II. Although he wrote it during the winter of 1943-1944, it was rejected by a number of publishers before being accepted and published in 1945. World War II has been over for decades, but this book still does an excellent job of showing how power changes and corrupts almost everyone in a high position.