Burma Essays

  • The Hero Of Burma

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    The Hero of Burma The hero of Burma was born on June 19, 1945 in Yangon, Myanmar, a country traditionally known as Burma. Her father, Aung San was the de facto prime minister of British. He played a major role in helping Burma win independence from the British in 1948. Unfortunately, he was assassinated on July 19, 1947 before Burma became independent. Her mother, Daw Khin Kyi, was also active in politics before and after being married. In 1960, her mother was appointed as Burmese ambassador to

  • Burma Genocide

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    into their house, they go for a snack, there is no food there. In fact, they don’t have a house at all. This is a life for people living though the Burma Conflict. Most people do not have anything to go home to, which is what makes this interesting. Many think that it is just another place with homeless people, but it is much more than that. Myanmar (Burma) is located west of China and bordered by the Bay of Bengal. The main culture living there is the Burmese. The Burmese are considered Buddhist until

  • The Abuse Of Imperialism In Burma

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    A sub-divisional European police officer of the town, Moulmein specifically lower Burma, found himself trapped in a deadlock. The young officer had an inner crisis between his integrity and his profession. He found himself feeling hated and ridiculed by the many residents of the town when all he was doing was performing his job. The ambivalent officer was sneered, tripped, and laughed at; He felt perplexed and agitated because he had come to know how he felt morally and politically about the world

  • Prospect of Democracy in Burma

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    The Prospect of Democracy in Burma The prospect for the development of a democratic state in Burma has recently become a remote possibility. Burma’s military leaders have been holding talks with the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The dialogue started while Aung San Suu Kyi was still under house arrest. When she was released in 2002, the international community and the people of Burma expected the process to evolve to the next stage – substantive

  • Understanding the Ethnic Conflict in Burma

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    independent from the British was Burma. However, since there independence, they have been fighting one of the longest civil wars in the history of the world. In this paper, I will investigate, if the reason that the conflict in Burma is still happening, is because the British allowed them to become independence pre maturely, and the British did not help Burma get though the challenges of becoming a nations. To understand how complicated the ethnic conflict in Burma is, it is important to take a look

  • Book Response: Undaunted: My Struggle for Freedom and Survival in Burma

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    Burma has suffered through one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world. The Karen, a minority ethnic group in the eastern mountainous region of Burma, has been fighting for a federal system instead of a dictatorship. In the late 1940s, the Karen created the Karen National Union (KNU) to fight for an independent Karen state but switched to fight for a federal system for peoples’ freedom from oppression in the 1970s. After the failure of peaceful negotiations, the KNU waged war against the central

  • Losing Enlightenment in the Midst of Pandemonium

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    Unfortunately, in Burma during the 1920s suffering was anything but depleted. In this Buddhist based country, an imperialist force had taken over: Britain. However, in the midst of pandemonium, one man broke away from the imperialist outlook and saw the world for how it truly was. This is why George Orwell’s literary perspective was substantially influenced by the conditions he witnessed during his services in the Indian Imperial Police Force. It’s important to analyze the history of Burma and why the

  • Shooting An Elephant Language Analysis

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    This experience, a true experience, takes place in British Burma, while he was a part of the Imperial Police. Orwell, as the narrator, tells how he personally experienced the imperialism in Burma, and to coming upon an elephant ravaging a bazaar. Upon reading “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell uses three literary devices: tone, irony, and imagery. Each literary device connects together to help recount and captivate a time of Orwell in Burma. For the first literary device, tone, Orwell uses multiple

  • Theme Of Imperialism In Shooting An Elephant

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    Inducting Imperialism Introduction Burma was imperialized during a time of political unrest over the wealth of the country through rich, natural resources. George Orwell, an experienced British officer and renowned novelist, uses his experience as an officer there to illustrate his claim that “imperialism is an evil thing” in his short story, “Shooting an Elephant.” (181) Imperialism is an extension of power that is common to industrialized nations because it allows powerful countries to go into

  • George Orwell Imperialism Essay

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    (Orwell 144) and he is against the invaders, the British. Even though he is a British officer, Orwell feels guilty for his country before “the evil-spirited little beasts” (145), the Burma people. But the best way to understand imperialism, as Orwell sees it, is through the image of an elephant that symbolizes colonialism, Burma and its people. “It was not, of course, a wild elephant” (145), he says, as well as Burmese were not; their country has been colonized and, naturally, they tried in every way to

  • George Orwell's Style of Writing

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    Just by a simple glance at George Orwell's style of writing one can grasp a lot. He first starts the essay by discussing how the narrator was poorly treated in Lower Burma when serving as a police officer. More specifically the narrator states, "I was hated by large numbers of people,", and "anti-European feeling was very bitter." From there one could interpret that although he was a British soldier with much power he was "baited whenever it seemed safe to do so." He then goes into much detail and

  • Shooting An Elephant Analysis

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    novels. In “Shooting an Elephant,” the title essay of his 1950 collection, Orwell is a British Police Officer in Lower Burma. After an elephant comes rampaging through the village in must, killing an Indian man, Orwell is looked upon to take care of the problem. The intense scene causes Orwell to make a crucial decision, reflecting on the vicious imperialism with the military in Burma during this time. The author portrays his feelings through the theme of the narrative with feelings such as, guilt,

  • Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

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    short story written by George Orwell in 1936. The story is about a young British man who serves as a police officer in Burma, which is part of British India in the 1920s. This policeman is torn between his hate for the British occupation and the abuse he gets from the natives on a daily basis. Politically, he is on the Burmese side because he despises the oppressive British rule in Burma. Even though he is against the occupation, he has to act superior over the natives in order to maintain British power

  • Summary Of Shooting An Elephant Imperialism

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    But, at times the government acts out with petty impulses in response to pressure, just as human beings do at times, caused by all of the responsibility they have. Which causes the government to rule as tyrant which resulted from the petty impulses. Burma was a free kingdom until the British came and imperialized

  • The Role Of Refugees From Burma

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    countries or resettling in third locations everyday. A particularly susceptible country is Burma. For decades Burma has experienced political unrest that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) (South & Jolliffe, 2015). The precise number of IDPs from this area is unknown. There are conflicting reports that range between 400,000 to 700,000 (UNHCR, 2015a, IDMC, 2015a). Refugees from Burma have been

  • The Role Of Irony And Diction In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

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    person may feel the need to submit to certain actions or behavior based off of their surroundings. In “Shooting an Elephant”, the narrator is a young Englishman serving as a police officer in Burma in the 1920s; Burma was part of British-controlled India. He strongly opposes the oppressive British rule of Burma. Although, at the same time, he resents the taunting he

  • The History and Geography of Myanmar

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    Myanmar, also referred to as Burma, is located in Southeast Asia encompassing a land mass comparable to the size of Texas, with an area of 676,578 square kilometers (“Burma”). The country borders two of the world’s superpowers, India and China, as well as a widespread border with Thailand. Laos and Bangladesh also share relatively small borders with Myanmar. The country’s location can be seen as highly strategic. The placement of Myanmar lies near major Indian Ocean shipping lanes, making trade an

  • Shooting An Elephant Imperialism

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    attention seeking motives. The short story takes place in Moulmein, in lower Burma. The British government expanded colonies into south Asia.

  • How Did Aung San Suu Kyi Fight For Human Rights

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    fifteen years because she fought for human rights. She is a great political activist in Burma, a country located in South East Asia. Her father General Aung San promoted democracy in Burma, but was killed by assassins. Suu Kyi and her mother moved to New Delhi, India, and she finished the university there. After many years, she returned to Burma, and started her political life. In 1989, the dictatorship of Burma denied the results of the democratic election, so Suu Kyi was put under house arrest.

  • Myanmar Essay

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    Myanmar (Burma) Juan Estrada 1-16-14 Introduction Myanmar is a country in eastern Asia that has a much to tell about. Myanmar is sadly a poor country, but has very interesting things people would want to know about. They have an interesting culture, history, and government. Let’s take a look at what Myanmar has to offer. Economics There are many things Myanmar makes money from. Since Myanmar is a flat land country they make the most money by farming. They make money by selling Rubber, sugar cane