The Orientalism in Burmese Days

George Orwell had been a police official in Burma for five years, so he witnessed the real life in Burma and the rigorous management of Britain. However, he gave up this high-paying job because he opposed British colonization and racial discrimination. Afterwards, he wrote the novel Burmese Days to satirize the British colonial domination and … Read moreThe Orientalism in Burmese Days

The Waning Days of British Imperialism in “A Passage to India” and “Burmese Days”

In the preface to The English Novel in the Twentieth Century [The Doom of Empire], Martin Green claims that “One could read all the works of the Great Tradition, and never know that England had an empire”. While this argument could be applied to the bourgeois, largely domestic nature of the nineteenth-century literary canon, E.M. … Read moreThe Waning Days of British Imperialism in “A Passage to India” and “Burmese Days”