Ideologies and structures that manifest in society are ceaselessly reinforced, causing an unfathomable chasm of disparity between individuals. Within the essays of “Shooting an Elephant”, “Learning to Read and Write” and “Just Walk on By”, in some sort of way they demonstrate how difficult for one to counteract misconceptions and stereotypes when such negative connotations are deeply ingrained in society; ultimately one is more susceptible to fall into becoming the stereotype.
The essay “Shooting an Elephant
” written by George Orwell
is a personal account of his struggle for self-identity, especially as a colonial officer. The job he chose did not reflect his true intentions, the irony as he writes, “All I knew was that I was stuck between