The World Since 1850
Burmese Days Book Review
September 27, 2010
II. George Orwell, born Eric Blair was born in Motihari, Bengal, a then British territory of India in 1903. He was very scholarly from a young age and earned scholarships to preparatory schools and both Wellington and Eton colleges. After furthering his education at Eton he joined the Indian Imperial Police Force in Burma. After 5 years he grew to hate the thought of British imperialism and resigned in 1928 to return to England. It is suggested by many that Burmese Days is loosely based on his service. Orwell was from a “lower-upper middle class” family, but chose to …show more content…
VI. George Orwell didn’t use footnotes because it was a work of fiction based on his own experiences in India at this time. I believe that his sources come from his time spent in this area at this time. I also believe it was well written, but tough to follow during the beginning of the story. The cover of this novel displays the pompous ideas of how the British saw the native people as inferior.
VII. I would absolutely recommend this novel to another student because I found it rather challenging to read, but once understood the plot was enthralling. Though it is a fiction book, it has historical value as well because it was based on real events that took place during this