Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950) – known by his pen name George Orwell – was an English writer most well-known for his novels Animal Farms (1945) and 1894 (1949). In these two novels Orwell examines the dangers of totalitarian rule.
Animal Farm - an anti-Soviet satire - was one of Orwell’s finest works, full of wit and powerful language. Set in a farmyard, the story revolves around a group of animals who overthrow and chase off their human masters (farmers) in order to establish an egalitarian society. However, as the plot unfolds, the readers find out that their revolution is subverted by its leader (a pig named Napoleon) who seeks to secure his power over the others. He then forms a dictatorship which turns out to be much more oppressive, with a leader much more heartless than the former human masters. The best example of the pigs’ abuse of logic and language to control their underling is undoubtedly: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”