Analysis Of George Orwell's Burmese Days

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George Orwell has been a police in Burmese for five years, so he has witnessed the real life of Burmese and the rigorous management of British. However, he gave up this high-pay job for his disagreement toward Britain colonization, and he indicated that he opposed racial discrimination. Therefore, he wrote Burmese Days so as to satire the British colonial domination and imperialism. He shapes a character named Flory, who is obsessed with oriental culture and despise the discrimination against Burmese.No matter the experience and the characteristic of him is similar with Owrell. Orwell also narrates two typical Burmese figures who are Ma Hla May and Dr. Veraswami. Although many people argue that Orwell opposes imperialism and Flory even shows sympathy…show more content…
This can be embodied from the Ma Hla May’s characteristic, Dr. Veraswami’s narration and Flory’s behaviors. The first factor is, when Orwell images Ma Hla May, he narrates her as a slavish, nidering and lewd woman. Usually, the appearance of character makes a primary impression on readers, and the narration also reflect the author’s opinion toward this character. Ma Hla May is Flory’s mistress. According to description of her, “her tiny, straight, slender body was as contourless, as a bas-relief carved upon a tree. She was like a doll, with her oval, still face the color of new copper, and her narrow eyes; an outlandish doll and yet a grotesquely beautiful one” (Orwell 51). The author describes her appearance which is a westerner’s general impression toward oriental women. As Orwell mentioned, she

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