George Orwell: Essays

What do the Burmese think of Europeans? And why?

What do Burmese think of Europeans ? And why?

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The Burmese see the Europeans as tyrants and oppose European presence in their country. The Burmese resent the inhumane treatment they receive at the hands of the English occupants. 

“The wretched prisoners huddling in the stinking cages of the lock-ups, the grey, cowed faces of the long-term convicts, the scarred buttocks of the men who had been flogged with bamboos—all these oppressed me with an intolerable sense of guilt."


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