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What are some examples of irony or satire contained in George Orwell's "Marrakech"?

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George Orwell’s writings often examine the plight of oppressed people, whether it be an allegorical story like Animal Farm, a dystopian novel like 1984, or an essay about the treatment and status of the native Morrocans in “Marrakech.”

In "Marrakech," Orwell writes about how white colonialists perceive (or sometimes do not perceive) the locals who live and work in Morroco. With a series of ironic statements, Orwell establishes and develops the idea that the whites who hold power not only hold the poor Africans in little esteem, they often do not even notice them at all.

Keep in mind that irony means something surprising or unexpected. The following statements by Orwell are ironic because the reader does not expect to read them—they don’t sound believable.

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