Animal Farm by George Orwell is a shockingly realistic and immersive allegory for human government. The book follows a farm of animals that have liberated themselves from their human overlord and seek to become a prosperous society. They have plans, beliefs, and ambitions that they follow, but something changes. Before long, the original vision of the animals is lost and things begin to feel corrupt. The animals begin to encounter problems and personalities that mirror those of humans.
The book, although short, features a realistic story that is sure to leave readers thinking about its depressing theme. The book tackles idealism, human nature, and the corruption that comes with power. My favorite parts of the book are when ideas and concepts are shown that are direct parallels to a human concept, such as “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about human nature and the flaws of society. Despite having animals as the main characters, it is shocking how human they can be.