Orwell maybe wrote this masterpiece because he wanted to describe the type of society he was living in, where Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union. But the one who reads "Animal Farm" feels that Orwell is just talking about our modern world, and about our countries and leaders and people.
This novel convinced me that great writers are never gone, that powerful writers live for ever in their books among us. They're never missed.
I like to call this novel "PEOPLE user manual". It gives you a manual that can help you to read people and to analyze their characters.
It's a very powerful novel and it's definitely one of the most beautiful works of literature I've ever read.