Burma Road

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  • Ymap Reflection

    Burma has a tumultuous and convoluted political history, filled with unrest, oppression, and the violation of human rights. According to BBC, “from 1962 to 2011, the country was ruled by a military junta that suppressed almost all dissent and wielded absolute power in the face of international condemnation and sanctions” (BBC, 2014). These conflicts have contributed to widespread poverty, the effects of which are observable within the educational system. The educational climate in Burma is best…

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  • Analysis Of Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

    Being a person of high authorities can sometimes form a burden on you. This correlates to, “Shooting an Elephant,” by George Orwell, which is about a police officer in Burma. The police officer is a European, so he faces plenty of hatred in Burma. However, one day an elephant goes into “must” state and it is up to this police officer to stop the elephant. The police officer is not justified in his actions as he shoots the elephant to maintain his pride, the elephant is already in peace and there…

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  • Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell Writing Style

    during this time must first be addressed. “Legal changes imposed upon a country such as Burma in the nineteenth century, without an opportunity for its people to absorb that law into their own culture, institutions, and way of life, can and did lead to disorder and chaos” (Stanton). After learning of the conflict, it is simple to understand the animosity felt within the opening line, “In Moulmein, in Lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people – the only time in my life that I have been…

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  • Modern Day Social Imagery In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

    In “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell, the author writes about his experience with dealing a rampant elephant in British Colonial Burma. Privilege is usually viewed as a positive attribute, however Orwell explores all of the negatives that privileges can bring, which can be applied to modern day social expectations and politics. In order to highlight its effects on a personal and a widespread level, he uses the rhetorical device of figurative language. The figurative language__________…

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  • British Colonialization In The Glass Palace, By Amitav Ghosh

    his fourth novel The Glass Palace. The novel points out that how colonialization has brutally exploded in the South Asia and results into the environmental degradation. The novel is interlocked in the various historical events like colonization of Burma by the British, the First World War, and conquest of Japan over Russia, the intense changes wrought by World War II etc. It’s a story that initiates in Mandalay in the year 1885 and extents up to the three generations. The British force, consists…

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  • The Elephant The Frogs And The Toad Analysis

    India The Elephant, the Frogs, and the Toad The big elephant named Blackmound came everyday to the pond to get a drink of water but each time he went, he crushed many frogs. One day, the frogs went to the wise today, Blear Eye and asked him what to do about the horrid situation. Bleary Eye chose one frog name Lightfoot to approach Blackmound next time he arrived and have the boldness to tell him that he was crushing the frogs. Lghtfoot obeyed and approach Blackmound explaining the situation.…

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  • Critical Analysis Of Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

    Over the years people have all faced many life changing decisions. Once a conclusion had been met and the decision had been made, many of us don’t take the time to look back upon our choice. Reflecting on whether an external influence may have affected our preferred option can also arise questions about our morals at the time of the decision. We can see this quite clearly in George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”. His popular essay uses imagery to recount a moral dilemma he had faced early in…

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  • Time Of The Butterflies Analysis

    (Myanmar) military government and helped establish the National League for Democracy (NLD). Despite being Burman by birth, Suu Kyi was educated overseas and until the late 1980’s lived in the UK with her husband and children. However on a return visit to Burma, Suu Kyi observed police terror, political turmoil and calls for democratic reform in the country. These were emphasized by the massacre of pro-democracy protesters by the government. Motivated by the corruption of Burma’s military junta…

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  • Mary Poppins Movie And Book Comparison Essay

    In the following text, I will compare the Mary Poppins book and movie. The book was written by P.L. Travers and was first published in London in 1934. The movie is a Walt Disney production from the year 1964 and was directed by Robert Stevenson. The movie and the book are about the children Michael and Jane who experience many little adventures with their new nanny, Mary Poppins, who appeared flying with an umbrella. The main story of the book and the movie are similar but they contain some…

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  • History Of Burma Rhetorical Analysis

    live their lives or even what to believe in. In the passage of about the History of Burma By Thomas R. Lansner, it explained how Burma's people over many centuries were largely revoked of their authority after Britain's 19th century conquest of Burma. I say that no one should have the right to take anything from anyone who had struggled for it for so long. A scene that made me very angry was when the people or Burma tried to protest and fight for their equality the dictator ordered the soldiers…

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