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1984 Helpful Links July 20, 2006

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC 2006 Classwork Archives.
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The web is full of great resources that pick up on themes from Orwell’s 1984. The internet has a history of being used as a voice of indepence and resistance (of freedom) while at the same time offers new opportunities for governments and institutions to find out exactly what people are doing with their time and what things interest them. (See what I’m getting at here?)

Here are some links to get you started:

1984comic.com Those of you struggling with Orwell’s prose will be pleased to see that work is afoot to transform the book into comic strip form. Unfortunately, only the first 2 chapters have been completed so far. There’s still plenty of great resources here though, including a tonne of relevant links.

1984 meets The Wall A film clip putting the above comic together with music from Pink Floyd’s 1979 concept album. You can download it or watch it online.

Sparknotes Guide to 1984 Very useful for summaries and analyses of the novel.

Orwell.ru
A site abour George Orwell, very rich in content, with a biography, pictures, and numerous articles by the author.
Wikipedia’s in depth analysis of the novel
Wikipedia’s INGSOC article
Newspeak Dictionnary
George Orwell movie and television adaptations
The Orwell Web Source
Related Issues:

George Bush’s War on Language

Big Brother’s Little Brother

This Time, It Really Is Orwellian

What Orwell saw

In defence of ASIO

I’ll add more links as I find them. Feel free to suggest any you stumble across.

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