It is bizarre to realise that the man who is supposed to be in charge feels just as trapped as the people he is meant to lead. The term “The Man” is an interesting one. Orwell in this narrative is “The Man” according to the natives. He is merely a representative of “The Man” according to himself. The freedom the villagers think he has is non-existent to him. Orwell is just as controlled by “The Man” as the locals. What is “The Man”?

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