To Orwell Today,

Dear Mr. Jura,

I am writing 'a skilled work' about Orwell's 1984 at school (8-12 pages). The more exact topic is: "Orwell’s 1984 - from dystopia to reality?"

When I found your website I thought this would be exactly what I needed.

But I have some problems understanding the construction.

The topics on the left are very useful for me, but I need more information about if the world of today is moving closer to Orwell's dystopian world.

On the right, there are some links where one can find some news. But I can't see a connection between the news and the topic of comparing the world of 1984 to the world of today.

It would be great if you could answer, giving me some tips/hints.

Yours sincerely,
Sandra Kaulen

Greetings Sandra,

Firstly, I am not a "Mr" but a "Mrs" (no offence, just setting the record straight).

Now, what you refer to as "the topics on the left" of the website are in fact excerpts from "1984" by George Orwell into which I've divided the book into 45 themes. In the section down the middle of the Home Page of Orwell Today (what you refer to as "on the right there are some links") are news stories that compare to one or more of the 45 themes (or topics) on the left, and to which I link readers to the appropriate one. I explain this in the section HOW TO USE THIS SITE

Also, for examples, you should read some of the essays and articles linked below each of the 45 Orwellian topics listed on the left.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

Jackie Jura
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~