55 pages 1 hour read

George Orwell

Burmese Days

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1934

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Essay Topics


There are many perspectives in the novel on British imperialism and colonialism. Which opinions does the novel reward? Which are punished? Why?


Compare and contrast at least two Burmese characters. How do their descriptions play into existing stereotypes? How do their descriptions fight against stereotypes by individualizing and humanizing them?


Discuss the use of gender roles and gender stereotypes in the text. How do the various characters support or challenge these gender constructs?