FCE I: Animal farm
“Students of FCE I have started reading Animal Farm, the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories.
Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a universal drama.
In animal farm George Orwell’s spare prose and logic of dark comedy brilliantly highlight a stark message.
Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a vision that, in its bitter wisdom, gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts.”