Inspired by historical events, it's the pigs and boars which are the creatures that are immensely tired of Mr. Jones treatment. A drunken farmer who treats them like slaves, they turn the tables and now it's the drunken farmer which is the slave. A great depiction in a chilly tale of illusions from the creatures point of view. A great read with each creature having it's own personality. Orwell's masterpiece has events with some of the creatures' actions that seem human-like. Since it began in 1945, it's a bold statement that sheds communistic overtones. Creatures which overtake humans eventually become a plot for books in this era. An all time-bestselling book was written in 1943. Rejected by many publishers, it's on the 100 Best English Language Novels by Time Magazine.
Animal Farm explores the dynamics of the rise and fall of power even in the simplest structure of personalities. When a farm revolts against its irresponsible farmer and drives him out, the change in leadership gives rise to new powers, megalomaniacs and scapegoats not unlike any modern day political upheaval. The revolt’s leaders, two pigs, create a series of commandments for their new regime, and as their positions give rise to greed, depravity and murder, the farm begins to resemble the very powers they fought to defeat.