Objective: Chapter 1 In this essay, Burma is a colony of the British Empire. The objective of this lesson is to discuss how the colonial relationship is reflected in the interactions between Orwell and the Burmese natives.
1) In-class writing assignment - In 1-2 paragraphs, have students answer the following questions: How do the Burmese natives treat Orwell; why; what does he represent, to them?
2) In-class group work - Divide students into groups of 3-4, and have them answer the following questions: How does Orwell feel about the Burmese, in principle; what factors affect his feelings for them?
3) In-class discussion - Have students discuss the work they did in groups. In addition, have them discuss the following questions: How does the relationship between Orwell and the Burmese reflect the relationship between the British Empire and Burma; how does the British Empire's rule affect the lives of the Burmese citizens...
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