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Burmese Days: Orwell’s Colonial Novel

  • Valerie Meyers
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Part of the Macmillan Modern Novelists book series

Abstract

Burmese Days is Orwell’s only truly conventional novel. It has two interlocking plots: the main one concerns the hero Flory’s courtship of Elizabeth Lackersteen and his moral dilemma about the election of his friend, the Indian Dr Veraswamy, to the European Club; the secondary one describes the plans of U Po Kyin, a prominent Burmese, to be elected to the club himself. Early in the novel Flory claims he is immune to U Po Kyin’s schemes, but Kyin disgraces Flory, who loses Elizabeth and kills himself.

Keywords

Central Character Moral Dilemma Native Culture Colonial Rule Club Member 
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© Valerie Meyers 1991

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