Join us for a discussion of Animal Farm by George Orwell on Monday, October 15, at 7:00 pm!
Animal Farm is regarded in the literary field as one of the most famous satirical allegories of Soviet totalitarianism. George Orwell based the book on events up to and during Joseph Stalin's regime. Orwell, a democratic socialist and a memeber of the Independent Labor Party for many years, was a critic of Stalin and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
The plot is an allegory in which the pigs on a farm play the role of the Bolshevik revolutionaries and overthrow and oust the human owners of the farm. They then set the farm up as a commune in which, at first, all animals are equal. The other characters have their parallels in the real world, but care should be taken with these comparisons as they do not always match history exactly and often simply represent generalized concepts.
This book club meets in the Tutoring Rooms on the Upper Level of the library. Registration is not required, and new members are welcome! If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Joelene at firstname.lastname@example.org.