Animal Farm actually didn't have much of an impact on me compared to 1984.
It always seemed very self indulgent and faggy. And overrated as hell.
I get it, "it's actually about communism!"
Imagine if you returned the exact same story to humans, in their analogous roles in society. Don't make any other changes to the writing. Just in your brain, imagine that the crow is actually a religious guy for example. Imagine those exact same words but actually written for humans rather than metaphorically. Then read the book.