My favourite book is Animal Farm. I used to read it when I was a kid all the time. However, when I grew up I could tell this book was connected with many historical events. Besides, It made me think about the natural behaviour of humans beings. In one way or another, this book opened me eyes. I started to be more critical towards political parties, and people in general. Moreover, Napoleon speeches and the way they change throughout the story, improved my “reading between lines” skills. This book is, beyond doubt, one that has had a strong impact in my life. There’s a before and after reading this book.
However, my biggest complaint about the story is that animalism principles are shown as some sort of utopía which at the end fails. But the very first part in the book shows how animals could gathered to make a rebellion. So, even though Napoleon completely betrayed the animals, there could have been a different outcome if Snowball hadn’t gone to exile.
What I mean is that not all animals would have stood in two feet. Besides, Napoleon would have never been able to carrying on such horrible things (yeah, I can’t overcome Boxer’s death) if he had had a real opposition.
The final message of the story is that power corrupts. But from my point of view, the rebellion failed because there was no democracy in the farm. No way to control Napoleon’s actions. I strongly believe that the rebellion could have had a different turn around if the animals had organized in more farms under democratic and fair rules.