- Why was this book controversial? Which themes or ideas were challenging to society?
The themes that are challenging would have to be the fourolds. In the book so far i talks about that chairman Mao and how he was making the revolution, and part of it was the fourolds. These fourolds we very controversial because part of the population still wanted the olds way but alot wanted the new way of life. More over it was also very controversial the apparel because many people do not agree what fourolds cloths look like. Furthermore another controversial thing is how Chairman Mao wanted to change from a Communist country to a socialist country. This change made the economy very very unstable almost like the Argentinean economy was for a while. Since the company made the same as the people they could not function because they would not get income so many of the big company moved out because they made no money, and without companies there were no jobs thus lowering the overall money value.