Animal Farm: must read for Singaporean voters

Posted: May 1, 2011 in Others

George Orwell’s Animal Farm is probably must read for Singaporeans before elections. The novel makes one really important point, that is, living beings are generally selfish. Without a properly functioning system of checks and balances to counteract selfish tendencies, the majority suffers in the end.

The novel is not all that long, but for the benefit of those who have no time to read the entire lengthy novel, there is a chapter by chapter summary of the novel available online. Each chapter summary will take no more than a few minutes to read, and an overview of the novel can be gained in under 30 minutes.

Think about how the pigs in Animal Farm employ fear to control the other animals who all along whole-heartedly believed that the pigs are acting in everyone’s best interests. Think about how the pigs systematically exploits all the other animals. Think about what unchecked power can do.

  1. donkey says:

    For those who just want to watch “Animal Farm” in animated cartoon form,

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