Inspired by a long-forgotten ballad, two young pigs decide to exact vengeance on their corrupt human rulers. They lead the other farm animals in an epic battle as they oust the farmer and his family, seizing control over the farm. They declare that there will be no more meaningless labour, and that all animals are created equal. However, their “government” soon begins to fall apart as they begin displaying their mistrust for one another. In their attempts to be different from their human masters, they begin to slowly follow their edicts, and slowly their ideals shift. In Animal Farm, there is only one thing that you must remember. All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. George Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945 .