1984: the Facts in the Fiction Literature Series presented by Barbara Parr REGISTRATION REQUIRED
“If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, IT NEVER HAPPENED—that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death?” George Orwell, 1984. This quote shows how relevant a book written in 1949, about a futuristic and autocratic society in 1984, can be to us in 2017. Orwell’s prophetic voice rings true today. This is what led 1984 to rocket onto bestseller lists this year, more than sixty-years after its publication date. Let’s see if you can tell the similarities and differences between the novel and our society during this free, four-week course presented by Barbara Parr, an instructor with Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program. Please Read the first fifty pages for the first class. Registration is required. Register online at lifelonglearningcleveland.org or call (216) 226-8275, ext. 127.