Animal Farm is one of the most popular books among readers. Translated into many languages, this book is also very popular in our country. The book attracts the attention of readers with its subject and characters. So what is the story of Animal Farm? Who is the author of Animal Farm?
Animal Farm was written as a criticism of real socialism. Today, it is one of the first works that come to mind when we think of satirical literature.
Animal Farm is written by worldwide known English author, George Orwell, The book was first published in 1945 with great difficulty. After it met the readers for the first time, it was loved by both readers and critics.
Halide Edip Adıvar was the first to translate the work into Turkish. The novel was first published in Cumhuriyet newspaper in 1952, and later turned into a book. Today, many different publishing houses publish translations by different translators. Collectible designs are also made for this work, which has been very popular especially recently.
What is Animal Farm about?
Subtitled 'A Fairy Tale', this novel is actually a criticism of a historical reality rather than a fairy tale. The leader in the novel symbolizes Stalin, the leader of that time. The other people around him are also people who exist under a dictatorship. In addition, each character in the novel is a representative of different segments of a society.
The main characters in the book are animals living on a farm. The animals rebel against the people who abuse them and take over the management of the farm. Animals are uncomfortable with the order established by humans. They set out to establish a more egalitarian society.
"All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others."
After the revolution, the animals establish 7 rules for the farm. At first they manage to create an orderly society, but over time things get out of hand.
Pigs, the most intelligent animals, have come to rule. The pigs themselves pervert the order they have established. They establish a more ruthless authority than humans. Over time, they start to rule the farm as a dictatorship.
Animal Farm has been adapted for the big screen many times.
Written in figurative language, this work is a political satire novel. The book is 112 pages long. Loved by readers and critics, this book has been adapted twice for the cinema.
Animal Farm was first adapted for animation in 1954 by John Halas and Joy Batchelor.
The second adaptation of the work was made by John Stephenson in 1999. Stephenson adapted the work as a movie. Names such as Kelsey Grammer, Julia Ormond, Ian Holm take part in the movie.
The characteres of Animal Farm
The characters of Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, are as follows:
Old Major (pig)
Mr Jones (farm owner)
Mr Frederick (human)
Mr Pilkington (human)
Minimus (the poet who wrote the anthems)
Sheep (representing the society)
Quotes from Animal Farm
Here are the favorite quotes from Animal Farm that symbolize today's societies:
There came a time when no one dared to speak their minds.
Those who cannot defend their freedom pay a heavy price.
Human beings do not look out for the interests of any creature other than themselves.
Four legs good, two legs bad.
The only good people is dead people.
Our lives are miserable, exhausting and short.