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

1183 Words Mar 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Imperialism is a type government that more powerful nations have often interfered with the affairs of weaker nations. Imperialism is a policy of extending a country 's power and influence through colonization, using military force, or other means whether for economic, nationalist, or humanitarian reasons. Orwell explores his experience How imperialism devours the humanity of the colonized people on his “Marrakech” and “Shooting an Elephant” essays. ' 'Shooting an Elephant ' ' is a short story. It deals with the struggle of a british police officer 's unwillingness of yielding before imperialism. and helps to devoid of dignity is apparent in the story and can be understood through the actions of the Burmese people. Old Orwell looks back into his past now and silently realizes the new perspective towards his past actions(shooting the elephant). Orwell did not want to shoot the elephant but he was also a victim of imperialism. The elephant symbolized the age-old,tired colonized country and the death of the elephant symbolizes that man-made rules does not work everywhere,because after death the elephant was above everything else,above every judgement and discussion. The long description of the elephant 's death indicates the guilty feeling that haunted Orwell throughout his life. And “Marrakech” which explores his experience as a British official in colonial Morocco Orwell describes the poverty and discrimination in the European society. The lowest class and the ones that…

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