Reviews of Burmese Days (1934)
Review by datovs (2012-05-24)
Burmese Days is an insightful view on the colonialist racism in Burma from within the ranks. The reader follows the protagonist, who sympathizes and somewhat admires the Burmese, and recognizes the class differences between the English colonialists and the locals. As the protagonist struggles to find himself, George Orwell invites the reader into a world where the white man lives a life of infinite hedonism whilst the locals around struggle to curry favor for the scraps. With a brilliant ending, it is difficult to not admire Orwell's methods in expressing his opinion through his novels such as Burmese Days.
(This review refers to the 1934 version titled “Burmese Days”)