A Reader posted a review at 2007-07-06 05:52:10.
I was shocked at the ending! I was truly hoping throughout that the animals would stage another rebellion. I know that this was not written for this time but it makes one wonder about the true appreciation of freedom that our founding fathers had as compared to value placed on our freedom today which is something that people have come to just expect. Also that pomp and circumstance is meaningless if one cannot define that which is being celebrated and therefore understand the significance of the celebration. I've also pondered how much the Bill of Rights has been exteneded through law-making in the similar fashion that the commandments were revised to benefit the few. Have we begun to stray from the original ideas that founded this country? The thing that binds the animals to their perceived sense of freedom which is actual slavery is their ignorance and the brilliant propaganda of Squealer. Considering the state of our educational system and the current love affair with the popular media perhaps this book was written for our time. Overall, I loved it!