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Animal Farm by George Orwell
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Hey friends! I know that I haven't been on for a while... but i have something that has compelled me to come back! I need to know your opinion on what Beatles songs best represent the book Animal Farm, by George Orwell.

Here's what I've already got.

1.Revolution

2.Piggies

3.Fool on the Hill (for clover)

4.Yesterday

 

So if you've read this (amazing) book please let me know what you think I should do. Thanks!

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17 December 2011
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JaiGuruDevaOm said:

I haven't read it before. Is it about Beatles? I'm sorry. Never read it before, would you recommend it?

It's not about the Beatles. But it's rumored that Piggies was inspired by the book. And you absolutely must read it. Its a fable and it's amazing.

 

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" said:

JaiGuruDevaOm, YES!!!! It's short and always quoted. It was written when the Beatles were just toddlers. Animals are used as a parody/metaphor for human society.

Actually it's a parody/metaphor/allegory for the Russian Revolution.

 

meanmistermustard said:

I tried to read the book but found it quite dull.

You may find it dull at one time. But you need to think about it from the perspective of the allegory. It makes it easier to look at the Russian Revolution and understand it. An it makes total sense to find it dull, I know a lot of kids in my class that found it boring. But when you get into it you may just love it! a-hard-days-night-john-6

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19 December 2011
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Great book. You could certainly find aspects of both "Piggies" and "Revolution" in there, although Orwell was surely talking about a different Revolution than was in the air in '68. I suppose "Fool On The Hill" could apply tangentially to Clover - she was the vain, silly hair-ribbon-obsessed pony wasn't she? "Yesterday", afraid I don't see the connection to that one at all.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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Martha My Dear is about a dog...?

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20 December 2011
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Piggies - same values as the book, plus the book stars pigs

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This is my favourite book ever (besides 1984)! It's weird because, again I'm 13 but anyway, Piggies definitely.

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LennonCloset said
This is my favourite book ever (besides 1984)! It's weird because, again I'm 13 but anyway,
Piggies definitely.

Why is that weird?

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I'd say Back In The USSR because animal farm is about communism.
Great book, it's nice (like 1984, these are the only george orwell books i know)

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