An Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant ' Essay

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What is it like to be peer pressured? The three messages from elephant Have you ever been peer pressured into something? Have you ever peer pressured someone into something? Do you ever feel like you need to do something to impress the people around you? Do you ever want to feel cool? Can you feel cool doing something that felt wrong to you? In the story Shooting An Elephant by George Orwell, George was peer pressured into shooting, an elephant for the Burmese. There could have been thousands of reasons, why he should have shot the elephant, but there could have been one to not shoot the elephant. The story provides great details, of what peer pressure can cause, and it will affect you for the rest of your life. The three messages from Shooting An Elephant by George Orwell, are cowardness, peer pressure, and regret. First of all, George had the been afraid that he would get laughed at, and be considered a coward. He had shot the elephant to show the people that he was stronger than what they thought. George did believe that he was on a higher standard than them, but he also wanted their respect. He wanted them to realize that he was there to protect them, not hurt them. There are people in this world that try to run away from the things that they know they shouldn’t, and there are people that will stand up for what they believe in. The message in this story is that don’t let your reputation affect, what you think you should do. When people are trying to be themselves…

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