What makes Animal
Farm different to the other novels below is that it was
written as a parody on the Soviet Union in it's first 25-30
years or so. This makes it all-the-more disturbing that it's two
famous quotes - "all animals are equal, but some are more equal
than others" and "two legs bad, four legs good" are now reality
in the West; as various Socialist causes (eg. feminism,
homosexuals and Islam) have taken them up.
Sadly, some of 1984 is already reality. Think for
example of how 'Thought Crime' is now political correctness; and
how too much of what is on TV in particular is similar to the
'prolefeed'. Likewise, a politically correct rewriting of history
is now underway, especially in the wake of 'Black Lives Matter'.
In some ways, Fahrenheit
451 is an 'American version of 1984', as it was
written only a few years later, and also involves a future
totalitarian government brainwashing the masses through the
The conclusion to this novel - where the officer from the British cruiser comments "I should have thought that a pack of British boys - you're all British aren't you? - would have been able to put up a better show than that" is no doubt reminiscent of what past Western Christians would say if they could see what the West was like nowadays.