Source: Animal Farm, George Orwell, page 9
Quote: “No animal escapes the cruel knife in the end. You young porkers who are sitting in front of me, every one of you will scream your lives out at the block within a year.”
Context: Old Major is giving a speech to all the animals in the barn. He is explaining to them why they need to revolt.
This makes me think: This makes me want to throw up. I have been a vegetarian since I was 4 years old and first learned what “meat” actually was. I think the way humans treat animals is absolutely evil! What I like about this quote is that it gives the animals a voice. People don’t understand that the “food” they are eating was once a living being with thoughts, feelings and relationships who was murdered. If animals could talk, like they do in this book, maybe people would treat them differently.