International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 276

Article in Press

Colonial Discourse Reflection of Ecological Landscape Images in Burmese Days

Ting Wang

  •  Received: 12 January 2023
  •  Accepted: 14 February 2023
George Orwell's first novel, Burmese Days, describes the ecological space under the sovereignty of British Empire in colonial Myanmar, the living conditions of rulers and indigenous people, and social contradictions. Diverse species of plants and animals with tropical and British characteristics frequently iterates in the works, which reflects the unequal colonial discourse in the process of colonial dialogue between the East and the West. In terms of the author's colonial consciousness and colonial way of thinking, the unique animal and plant images of the colony reflects the poor ecological space and inferior ethnic group in Myanmar. The image of species with British characteristics highlights the noble and elegant appearance and tenacious national character of the British.

Keywords: Burmese Days; colonial dialogue; ecological space; image