Problem Solvers…ish #9 — Allusions down on the Animal Farm

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CAN our heroes rescue a poor, lost student from the complex pitfalls (and pratfalls) of and American literature classic like George Orwell’s Animal Farm? Can Lex and Seth illuminate the obscurities of illusion (Or was it allusion? Or maybe e-lusion?) constructed to make life murder for a hapless adolescent? In a pig’s eye, I say, but you can dream if you want!

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NSFW: Seth & Lex plumb the literary depths of a AmLit classic…

Today’s problem came in via e-mail from a completely unknown source! What a shame that he knows how to get a hole of us—he may want his money back. Oh, wait! We don’t charge for our -ishy advice!

By Joanbanjo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

“Animal Farm,” by Joanbanjo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All those pigs and sheep and “four legs good” stuff…what the hell did that all mean, anyway, right? Mrs. Dobush is probably still waiting for MY report on George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Decades later, am I any closer to figuring out what all symbolism was symbolic of? Prolly not, so why not let’s give the Problem Solvers…ish a whack at it? I mean, all bad advice is dreadful, but some bad advice is more dreadful than others.

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