The most memorable scene for me was the changing of the 7 commandments, because those commandments had been the basis of the concept of Animalism and the result of the revolution, so in my opinion violating the rules was the ultimate downfall of the established system.

A system can only exist when it has rules and more importantly, when these rules are accepted by the ones involved. ”Animal Farm” is the perfect example of what happens when rules become messy- even the stupidest animals realized that something was going on, because if anything had to be hushed up, there was clearly a reason for that. The sad thing about it was that although they knew something was happening, they couldn’t do anything about it. Every accusation they tried to make was justified by Squealer, no doubt an excellent speaker.

The reason why I chose the fiasco over the commandments is that it has a strong parallel to the main subject of this book- the history of the Soviet Union. Changing the commandments is another sign that describes the victory of dictatorship (and the collapse of democracy, in the book’s context), because it was intrinsic to the Soviet Union to rewrite history- if we were to take some of our history books from the occupation, they would rather be a great example of the power back then, than a truthful sorce from which to learn. It is also widely known that lots of books were banned, especially the ones that stood up in their views to Moscow’s dictatorship (in the book: Napoleon killing animals) and some were also highlighted using a darker shade, so as to make them impossible to read.

All in all, I believe ”Animal Farm” fulfilled its task- the idea of such a controversial book was to grab attention, and so it did. Even if the entire Western world did not really think ‘things were that bad,’ a message had been sent. In the Eastern Bloc… well, it does not actually require too much of a bright mind- it was banned, of course.

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