Quotations and Literature Forum

It is currently Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:10 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 146 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:44 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:46 am
Posts: 23
Tiffany1971 wrote:
The worst book I've ever read? Hmm....let's see: Animal Farm by George Orwell. I liked 1984 better.


Animal Farm is horrible for SO many reasons. I wrote my English final about why that book is horrible. It was like twenty something pages long.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:46 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 9:21 pm
Posts: 38
Can somebody tell me why everybody hates Animal Farm? I don't understand, I've read it and it was good. At least I thought so...What's with all the hatred?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:50 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:46 am
Posts: 23
I'm Russian, so it calls me a dumb ass. It gets history wrong, that annoying as hell The characters are more like like sketches instead of detailed drawing; most people know good and evil are shades of gray expect Orwell. I can keep going.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:53 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 9:21 pm
Posts: 38
Oh, right. Sorry about that. But you must understand that at the time it was written Communism was the ultimate evil, especially to Orwell. So, yes it is biased.

Other points?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:04 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:46 am
Posts: 23
Only one of those points were about the bias. The others TWO were about the characters and historic inaccuracy.

Also, the plot just kinda happens. It's like everything is good and then out of nowhere Napoleon becomes evil and that's the entire plot.

The writing- it was trying to parody fairy tales. (what I happen to be very fond of) He failed. You get this half fairy tale, half Orwell style.

That makes five, can I now stop. If you wish, I can send you the whole essay.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:07 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 9:21 pm
Posts: 38
I guess you could stop. I just thought that there are worse, more boring books out there. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:26 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:46 am
Posts: 23
Somewhere someone once wrote or maybe told me, a writer can only write what he knows. Orwell wrote about a subject he didn't know anything about. That makes it bad.
Thomas Hobbes said, imagination is just events that we don't remember very enough. I kinda agree. Orwell was writing about people he knew in situation he knew nothing about. So in reality he was writing about capitalism. I'm very fond of capitalism, so it still offends me.

I'm not sure if that makes any sense.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:30 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 9:21 pm
Posts: 38
But that happened all the time! In propaganda films for Russia, England, the U.S., everywhere! Everybody told their citizens that the other system was bad. Everybody lied about a bunch of things, in fiction, in films, in music! They still do today. So Orwell was doing what he thought was his patriotic duty...(Okay, that may be taking it a bit to far).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:55 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:46 am
Posts: 23
Actually, he was paid to write propaganda before he started writing Animal Farm. I think, he knew it wasn't his patriotic duty to lie to people.

You don't have to dis anyone to write propaganda. >_>


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:51 am 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 9:21 pm
Posts: 38
That's what propaganda is! You tell your citizens that they're lucky to be living where they are because everywhere else sucks. As to whether he knew it was his patriotic duty to lie or not, we'll never know because he's dead.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:21 am 
Offline
New member
New member

Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:56 am
Posts: 8
Location: 13 Black Hole, Milky Way
The pigs scared me. Of course, I was only fourteen and still trying to wrap my head around the meaning of life... ;)


I'm stuck between all of the Enrique Laguerre books and Marianela by Benito Pérez Galdós. ... eeugh. I swore to hate my Spanish professor for eternity for making us read that ... stuff.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:45 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:31 pm
Posts: 2349
That's why I take Latin.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:03 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:00 pm
Posts: 232
Location: Colorado, US
(yeah I know im probably barging into a conversaion but i must answer)

My worst book that i ever FINISHED was "in the woods" By i forgot

_________________
Can you feel when your last breath is gone?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:40 pm 
Offline
QuoteMaster
QuoteMaster

Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:00 pm
Posts: 232
Location: Colorado, US
Tana French, I think. (sorry again the name just came to me and the edit button is not working right now)

_________________
Can you feel when your last breath is gone?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 146 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group