It believes that the natural world is a living, sacred thing in which each individual feels closely attached to a particular place. The main objective of this article is to show that the loss of the natural environment and agrarian culture and the evils of the rapid urbanization and industrial activity, Green Imperialism through the two famous fictions of George Orwell. It also focuses on the ecological dimension of ecological imperialism and its manifestations of George Orwell’s select works.
To understand Ecological Imperialism we have to recognize its roots in the anthropocentric worldview. For the most part Ecological Imperialism is a British Enterprise because they have anthropocentric attitude though as a specific manifestations. The Europeans practiced a mercantilist strategy of subjugation and annexation by their expansion into the world’s distant geographies mostly by means of their military aggression. The cruel outrages are exercised on the indigenous people at the …show more content…
These scenes reveals the anthropocentric colonialist mindsets of the British. Ecological Imperialism is recurrently presents in such scenes where the act of shooting animals for fun is narrated as a natural pastime activity of the British on the Burmese. The only value of nature has for the colonizers is entirely instrumental. Ecological Imperialism is outlined as the systematic exploitation and re-shaping of the local ecosystems of the peripheries for the economic welfare of the center.
In the novel Coming Up for Air (1939), Orwell depicts the destruction of nature and culture is the serious social problem of the modern industrialized society and he has expounded this through the difference between the traditional England and modern capitalistic industrialized society. Orwell depicts the devastating effects of industrialization on nature and the traditional ways of living. In the modern industrialized society demolition of nature and culture is the serious social issues. These social and ecological problems are discussed in this novel by differentiating the traditional England and modern