Burma Essays

  • British Imperialism In Burma

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    political instability and ethnic diversity of Burma to colonize it over the 62 year period of the three Anglo-Burmese wars. Up until 1937, Burma was a direct extremity of India, and only became its own crown colony in that year. As if to continue its history of invasion and occupation, the Japanese, with assistance from the Burma Independence Army (later to become the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League ), occupied Burma in 1942. However Japanese seizure of Burma was only a brief stint due to the fact

  • Burma Campaign Essay

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    The Burma Campaign was in South-East Asia in World War II and was fought by the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the Empire of Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army. Burma was one of the worst affected areas in World War II. In Burma, the Japanese Army military setbacks which led to them retreating to the east. The Japanese wanted to take over Yangon, the capital and also a popular seaport. This is because it would close the supply line

  • Internal Conflict In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

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    George Orwell held a unique perspective on Britain’s involvement in Burma. Through his own experiences in Burma, he developed an inner struggle between following orders and opposing imperialism, that he expressed in the story Shooting an Elephant. Orwell was born under the name Eric Blair in colonial India. As an adult, he joined the Imperial Police stationed in Burma, where he soon discovered a conflict brewing within himself. He was naturally a reflective person, analyzing what he saw to be obvious

  • What Are George Orwell's Motives In Shooting An Elephant

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    between shooting a “heated” elephant or leaving it be. He has the eyes of the Burma people watching him, and the crowd continues to grow. In the end he does end up shooting the elephant, but why? There was no reason to kill the elephant, he was no longer a threat to society. George Orwell in, Shooting an Elephant, has other motives to killing this innocent elephant. The first reason would be, wanting to feel accepted by the Burma people. In his essay he states, that the people would make fun of him, and

  • George Orwell British Imperialism

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    audience is handed the chance to analyze Orwell’s character and his experience in Burma. When following Orwell’s story, the audience is immediately given his opinion on British imperialism declaring that British imperialism is evil. The audience is able to tell that the British Empire has embittered Orwell with the way he feels around the Burma people. He is well known due to his status as a police man, but the Burma people constantly belittle his, making him like an outcast. Under the rule of the

  • Shooting An Elephant Ethos Pathos Logos

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    reader can become more aware that Orwell hates his job and, the reader can see more of a pathos appeal as they read on. Orwell uses ethos as well, to conduct his feelings about imperialism, his description of being a police officer in a Moulmein, Burma reflects his judgment on

  • Shooting An Elephant Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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    Novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic George Orwell in his essay, “Shooting an Elephant” discusses his life in Burma during the 1930’s while the british were in control. Orwell recounts personal experiences and his feelings on the actions the British took in order to oppress the Burmese. While doing this he uses a variety of diction, imagery, and first person POV in order to convey his message. Diction is the first rhetorical device Orwell employ in order to convey his message using his word

  • Orwell's Personal Narrative

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    George Orwell’s personal narrative, “Shooting an Elephant,” invites readers to experience his powerful story of conflicting ideas and harsh decisions. “Shooting an Elephant,” tells the tale of George Orwell, and imperial police officer in Burma, and the choices he needs to make about an elephant that has gone must. Orwell’s choice of wether or not to shoot the elephant is a battle of morality and could potentially risk his position and respect as an imperial officer. Orwell’s personal narrative recounts

  • Shooting The Elephant Imperialism Essay

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    something, or even shoot another individual; it often associates with contradiction and much aware/concern. In, Shooting the Elephant, Orwell’s usage of symbolism in the imperialism between the countries of Britain and Burma. During this period of imperialism, Britain had taken over Burma due to a more powerful government and opposing views (on land) . In the story, Orwell expresses that what Great Britain was doing to the Europeans , by taking over their government and land, was harmful and fruitless

  • George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

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    through Orwell’s experience with the oppressed people of Burma and his encounter with the elephant. Because of the fact that Orwell is a sub-divisional police officer in Burma he was able to establish a concrete and trustworthy evidences about the argument on imperialism. As a police officer, he was able to experience the hatred of the Burmese and the evils of imperialism himself. At the beginning of his essay he talks about his life in Burma, how he “was an obvious target” of all the insults, hideous

  • Moral Courage: Aung San Suu Kyi

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    San Suu Kyi did. Burma was on the brink of disaster when ruled by a violent military dictatorship in 1962. Aung San Suu Kyi became the loudest voice speaking for democracy. Upon returning to Burma to take care of her mother she discovered the widespread slaughter of innocent students holding protest rallies. They were protesting against the brutal rule of U Ne Win and the Burma Socialist

  • What Is The Quest Motif In Shooting An Elephant

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    In the short story Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell a Police Officer who is not from Burma is forced to go out and kill a wild elephant. Orwell whom is the main character is not from Burma and when he goes about his quest to hunt down and kill the elephant he goes about the actual killing of the elephant. The local people begin to dislike him because of the way he went about putting the animal down. This story is often interpreted as an interpretation of how orwell viewed the Indian Imperial

  • Imperialism In Shooting An Elephant

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    imperialism very much. George Orwell noticed that the British empire was very into imperialism because of when he went to stay in Burma to be a police officer for their people. Imperialism is the extending of a country’s power and influence through diplomacy and military force. George Orwell saw that they had Imperialism by the military force that they had stationed in Burma. In the story Shooting an Elephant George Orwell states, “All this was perplexing and upsetting. For at that time I had already

  • Imperialization And Symbolism In Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

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    is said that elephants can sense danger, though it is apparent that the elephant from Orwell’s short story is a brilliant exception. “Shooting an Elephant,” follows the struggles of an English police officer in a British controlled section of Lower Burma. In the story, the officer leaves to deal with a tame elephant that had escaped its owner and was left to rampage the town. The officer observes the damages on his way to the elephant and slowly collects a crowd of Burmese citizens. Once the officer

  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of Animal Farm By George Orwell Ap Language

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    resents that he must deal with the internal conflice of struggle and self-image. By showing these emotions, the audience becomes more aware of the narrator’s mental state and is drawn towards his pathos appeal as the essay continues. He feels that in Burma was the “only time in [his] life that

  • Twilight Over Burma Analysis

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    The film “Twilight over Burma” – the diary of the princess of Shan state. Is to convey the history through the memory of Inge Sargent based Sargent or Mahadevi, the queen of Shan state by Sabine Derflinger, director Austrians. After World War II, Inge Sargent decided to study in the United States. In 1951 she won one of the first Austrian Fulbright Scholarships and enrolled at a women’s college in Colorado. At a party for international students, she met Sao Kya Seng, a Burmese engineering student

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Shooting An Elephant

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    Hannah Edmiston Boudreau AP Language Friday 25 September, 2015 Shooting an Elephant Analyzing Rhetorical Devices Shooting an Elephant, written by George Orwell in 1936, describes his experience working as a British officer located in Moulmein, Burma. He writes his essay to reveal the cruelty and disastrous outcome of imperialism he witnesses. Orwell uses strong resource of language such as symbolism, metaphors and imagery to express his disdain for British imperialism. Orwell uses symbolism to

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

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    writer George Orwell, in the nonfictional essay “Shooting an Elephant,” delves into “the real nature of imperialism – the real motives for which despotic governments act” (Orwell 149). In his essay recounting his experience as a police officer in Burma, not only does Orwell capture his anguish, ambivalence and guilt from the killing of the animal, but also effectively conveys the perils of imperialism upon both the oppressed and the oppressor through deliberate use of irony, tone, and detailed physical

  • Peer Pressure In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

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    making decisions. In George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant, we notice he wanted to do the right thing by not shooting the elephant but gave into peer pressure to fit in. The narrator felt the need he had to shoot the elephant because the people of Burma were frightened and he wanted to be their hero. Peer pressure can lead people to do bad things for what they think are good reasons but are actually not. "I did not in the least want to shoot him." (Orwell). The narrator lets us know the feeling

  • Figurative Language In Shooting An Elephant

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    control elephant while working as a police officer in the British colony of Burma. It highlights the cruelness of imperialism by showing the effects of Britain's control of Burma. In his essay, Orwell utilizes figurative language in order to explain his opposition and hatred towards the system of imperialism. To begin with, Orwell objects the idea of imperialism through the use of imagery. While working for the British in Burma, Orwell witnesses some atrocious events: “The wretched prisoners huddling