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Animal Farm by George Orwell
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16 December 2011
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kingjjj8
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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!

a-hard-days-night-john-3

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17 December 2011
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god, I love that book.

Are you doing an arts project on it or something?

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that."

"What happens to them?" insisted Milo.

"Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars."

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17 December 2011
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seaglass eyes sunny smile said:

god, I love that book.

Are you doing an arts project on it or something?

I'm actually doing a reading project. My teacher wants me to do an album with songs that go along with characters and themes from the book. I chose to do all Beatles songs.a-hard-days-night-george-7

 

And it is an amazing book! I love it too.heart

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17 December 2011
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Hey welcome back!! a-hard-days-night-john-6

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

17 December 2011
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welcome back sweetieheart

17 December 2011
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Great topic. Using the 4 Beatles themselves you can develop the idea of whether people can truly be equal. After all, in many ways the 4 Beatles were equal and tried to be equal. But at the same time, "some were more equal than others" ....

 

Somewhere in your Introduction, you can also make mention of all the animals in Beatle songs; check out the "White Album as an animal farm" thread.

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mithveaen said:

Hey welcome back!! a-hard-days-night-john-6

minime said:

welcome back sweetieheart

Thanks!!a-hard-days-night-john-6

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17 December 2011
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"Into the Sky with Diamonds" said:

Great topic. Using the 4 Beatles themselves you can develop the idea of whether people can truly be equal. After all, in many ways the 4 Beatles were equal and tried to be equal. But at the same time, "some were more equal than others" ....

 

Somewhere in your Introduction, you can also make mention of all the animals in Beatle songs; check out the "White Album as an animal farm" thread.

That's a great idea. Thanks. a-hard-days-night-george-7

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17 December 2011
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I tried to read the book but found it quite dull.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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17 December 2011
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I haven't read it before. Is it about Beatles? I'm sorry. Never read it before, would you recommend it?

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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.

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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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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

19 December 2011
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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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I read most the book, but then I lost it and when I found the book it was too late to finish it since it had been over a year.paul-mccartney

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There are lots of words I would use to describe 1984. Masterpiece, sure. Enthralling, definitely. Nice? No way.

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