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    Naypyidaw Case Study

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    On Sunday November 6, 2005, the Myanmese military government officially relocated the national capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw in a rural mountainous valley in southern Mandalay Division. The next day, Myanmar’s Information Minister, General Kyaw Hasan announced that the country’s capital would be a newly established city in Pyinmana District. On March 2, 2006, the new administrative capital in Kyatpyae Village of Pyinmana District was publicly named “Naypyidaw (Nay Pyi Daw). Capital city often move, as in the case of Myanmar’s generals uprooting the country’s administrative center from Yangon to Naypyidaw. This specific case of Myanmar however was quite rational and with surprisingly practical reasons. While many of the motivations ascribed…

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    Give 3 facts about George Orwell: Orwell's parents were members of the Indian Civil Service After college he joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma now called Myanmar He wrote his first called “Down and Out in Paris and London” What is George Orwell’s real name? Why do you think he wrote under a pseudonym (pen-name)? Eric Arthur Blair, because he didn't want people to know his real name In what year was Animal Farm published? 1945 Historical Background: What is democracy? How did…

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    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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    Prompt Commentary “He was an intelligent man and an able servant of his firm, but he was one of those Englishmen—common, unfortunately—who should never be allowed to set foot in the East” (Orwell 855). (This was an entry from Burmese Days) Much of the dialogue involved blistering criticism on Burmese people. Among those countless insults, the narrator’s input nabbed my attention. Orwell had expressed his political beliefs covertly through dialogue. For example, the quote says most…

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    George Orwell critiques British rule in Burma through John Flory by having Flory detest the imperial rule, yet have him also feel caught up in the riptides of the imperial movement as though he must go on with it or face being isolated from everyone else around him. In Burmese Days, when thinking about his fellow Englishmen’s culture during a conversation with Dr. Veraswami, John Flory thinks to himself, “Dull boozing witless porkers! Was it possible that they could go on week after week, year…

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    Orwell sees the British govern as "an unbreakable oppression, as something braced down. . . upon the will of prostate people groups" on the grounds that he watches firsthand the savage detainments and whippings that the British utilization to authorize their control.{6} Nor would he be able to converse with the Burmese on account of the "utter quiet that is forced on every Englishman in the East." This "utter hush" results from the thinking behind government that says, "Our societies are…

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    George Orwell Narrative

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    In the story, George Orwell narrates the acts of inhumanity he experienced in Burma. To achieve the intent of presenting the inner conflict posed to an imperial police officer during the time, the author employs the use of autobiographical narrative to capture the reader’s attention. To ascertain the British colonial rule over the Burmese civilians and their resources, the author contends that no Burmese civilian was allowed during his time of service to own a gun. From the narrative, it is…

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    Throughout history, imperialism has always been constant, but the attitude towards it has not. In the essay, “A Hanging”, George Orwell, through his use of elements of fiction, figurative language, and diction, shows how imperialism causes a lack of humanity. To begin, Orwell uses many elements of fiction to convey his point of view. One of these is setting. The sun is described as “a sickly light, like yellow tin foil”, setting up a somber and ominous mood. This use of pathetic…

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    1984 Rhetorical Analysis

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    George Orwell, author of 1984, was born in India in 1903. He was an English novelist and was most famous for his novels Animals Farm and 1984. Orwell was the son of a British civil servant so he lived his first few days in India, but later moved to England with his mother. Orwell did not really know his father until he retired from the service in 1912, but he never formed a strong bond with his father. Orwell was sent to a boarding school and later on joined then joined groups fighting against…

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    Road To Mandalay Analysis

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    The Road to Mandalay The Road to Mandalay, which I have watched in ASEAN Love Film Screening Activity, is the film co-produced by Myanmar and Taiwan directors. This film reflects Myanmar labours’ life in the Thai society. Thailand is the popular destination for illegal Chinese-Burmese immigrants who want to get a better life. The majority of the movie is devoted to their intertwined lives in Thailand. Even without the romance, the movie reflects the migrant experience well by touching on many…

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