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Animal Farm by George Orwell | Book Review


  • You want to read a story about talking farm animals
  • Gusto mong mas maging mulat sa mga nangyayari sa ating lipunan
  • Gusto mong mabilang sa milyong milyong tao na nakabasa na ng librong ‘to


The farm animals had enough! Hindi na nila kayang i-tolerate ang pagpapalakad ng amo nila na si Mr. Jones. Kaya naman gumawa sila ng paraan para mapatalsik ang amo nila at sa wakas! The animals reign supreme! Pero ngayong nasa pamumuno na sila ni Snowball (white pig) at Napoleon (fierce-looking boar), ano ang magiging kapalaran ng mga farm animals? Mas naging mabuti nga ba or worse?

📷: Katie Troy

This book is about power and how it can potentially change anyone who acquire them. At kahit animals ang main characters dito, the message is clear and strong. The author intended for it to be a reflection of the events that happened during the Russian Revolution so it’s a political satire. Pero I think pwede din syang ma-apply in the workplace somehow.

This was originally published in 1945 but it proved to be a timeless tale which speaks timeless truths. Kaya naman hanggang ngayon super popular pa din ‘tong book na ‘to and ginagawa din syang required reading in some schools.


Sobrang devastated lang talaga ko sa nangyari kay Boxer. Hindi ko din inexpect na ang daming mamamatay. Ang cute kasi nung story sa simula. Until umangat na sa top si Napoleon.

Natawa pa ko dito nung na-overthrow na nila si Mr. Jones:

Some hams hanging in the kitchen were taken out for burial.

Na-notice ko din dun sa pinaka last line yung connection dun sa pinaka-unang quote na hinighlight ko. Yung last line is:

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

And yung line sa Chapter 1 na:

Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.

Nung una sobrang against sila na matulad sila sa man. Pero nung huli, unti-unti na silang nagiging kawangis ng tao nung drunk na sila (pigs and dogs) sa power.

At pwede rin palang i-relate ang book na ‘to sa social class.

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.


Man bad. Animal good. Animal became man.

A good read. A simple tale but packs a lot of punch.


Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.

This one reminds me of my previous workplace:

Squealer always spoke of it as a “readjustment,” never as a “reduction”.

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