Analysis Of Marakech By George Orwell

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“Marrakech” by George Orwell enforces the tenets of Said’s view of Orientalism. The superiority of the white man over the browned skinned Moroccan is highlighted in Orwell’s work. Orwell spent six months in Morocco after being wounded in the neck fighting in the Spanish Civil War. He begins this harsh review of Monaco as he sits in a restaurant as a corpse goes by, taking the flies from the restaurant temporary with it. He then comments on the burial ritual, where the body is covered in a cloth, then buried two feet deep in the cemetery, covered by brick or dirt. No gravestone. Two months later no one knows where the body was buried.
He comments that it is difficult to believe you are among human beings. The people have brown faces. He questions if they are really humans. They are born from the ground, sweat and starve and return to the
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How long before they turn their guns in the other direction?”
In stark contrast to Orwell’s severe criticism of Morocco, Susanna Clark in her 2007 book, A House in Fez, give a completely different view of life in Morocco. Susanna praises the richness of life experiences and customs of Morocco, compared to the loneness of life in the highly modernized West. Susanna, an art editor from Australia with her TV journalist husband, decide to restore an ancient home in Fez, and in doing so, she meets the people and learns the customs of Morocco. In order to communicate through neighbors, Susanna re-learns French and her husband learns the native language Daija.
Clarke begins her book by stating that Morocco is only 13 km from Europe, “but in almost every aspect it might as well to be on another planet" (Clarke, pg.

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