Animal Farm poll - Input Junkie
Animal Farm poll|
Animal Farm was
other (explain in comments)
I just want to see the results
Any thoughts about what, if anything, Animal Farm proves about fiction with a very high proportion of message?
Tags: animal farm, fiction, politics
other: I think more anti-communist than not because of other things Orwell wrote, but the fact is that it doesn't really matter anymore because people just want to read it and every damned thing else as anti-communist.
If you don't have anything to say, why are you writing?
The thing you might want to say could be that the world is an interesting place to live in, or excitement is fun, or somesuch.
Anti-authoritarian, I think, with the distinction being that Orwell implied that any authority will become totalitarian, rather than the more usual idea that some authority is needed, and evil totalitarian authority is something distinct.
Yes, this. I was about to say "anti-authoritarian," but this is better.
|Date:||May 2nd, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)|| |
I remember it being both anti-communist and anti-*fascist*, as Orwell was. I don't get where anti-capitalism could come in at all.
Farmer Jones is a normal property owner.
At the end of the book, the "communist" leaders can't be distinguished from businessmen.
I'd say both are anti-capitalist elements.
It's basically a pessimistic work on the possibility of making a better world by revolution. Napoleon and Snowball obviously stand for Lenin and Trotsky, but I think Orwell was making a point broader than the Soviet Union. The animals are anti-capitalist, but there's no particular reason to think Orwell was trying to make them sympathetic on that point. They are, after all, revolting against us, the humans.
Anti-fascist for sure, anti-communist incidentally. Anti-totalitarian certainly. Anti-capitalist only insofar as that intersects with fascism.