Here's a searchable online version of Animal Farm by George Orwell. It's a short read, but very rich. Wanna cover it in ten weeks, a chapter a week? Want to try and develop a quiz for an exiting JW?
Book Study Time - Animal Farm
I am up for a book study!
Here's my comment:
It’s been a while since I read it, but already I’m haunted by foreshadowing.
Boxer: and in fact he was not of first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work.
I've got a bad feeling for old Boxer. It seems his kind are the first to get duped, and suffer the most.
Old Major: I do not think, comrades, that I shall be with you for many months longer, and before I die, I feel it my duty to pass on to you such wisdom as I have acquired. I have had a long life, I have had much time for thought as I lay alone in my stall, and I think I may say that I understand the nature of life on this earth as well as any animal now living. It is about this that I wish to speak to you .
Hmm, I’ve met his kind before. My old MIL, bless her soul, has threatened to die on at least a half-dozen occasions, but the old bird just keeps hanging on and on and on….Her latest antics gave me nightmares last night.
And remember also that in fighting against Man, we must not come to resemble him. Even when you have conquered him, do not adopt his vices.
Uh-oh. I smell a rat.
Hearken well and spread my tidings Of the golden future time.
Ah, resonances of the JW promise. People and animals, it seems, can be inspired nearly endlessly with a good promise.
- Is Farmer Jones a sympathetic character?
- Does the boar represent the animal abuses by Man accurately? If not, how not?
View a 60-second preview of ANIMAL FARM.
I think this thread has lots of potential. Anyone else interested in studying it online?
I'd study it online!
I think it has huge potential...
Animal Farm is a classic
I read 1984 (his other books are great as well) at the age of 14 and instantly thought that this was talking about "the TRUTH"
Okay, I'll bttt for a few days and see what interest we generate.