Mrs. Tabitha, Booth
Feb. 28, 2017 Compare and Contrast Essay
Everyone has their own values that they deal with, some are more important than others while some we forget to follow. We lose some of our values because we start valuing the values of others in our peer group, just to fit in. Everyone deals with their values differently. Both stories are more different than similar , where one character gives up his value to support another value while the other character gives up everything to maintain his values.
“Shooting the elephant” depicts the story of a young officer who has to decide whether to follow his own path or the path that the majority wants him to follow. Orwell says “I could feel their two thousand wills pressing me forward”, which shows how he is swayed by the opinions of the crowd and is pressurized to make a decision that is not his own. “And suddenly I realized that I should have to shoot the elephant after all. The people expected it of me and I had got to do it” (Orwell). The narrator feels the pressure of the crowd …show more content…
Vicente an old man who found happiness after breaking a amphora could've apologized the American and started his life back as normal but he decided to fix his mistake. He gave up everything in search of something he might have never been able to found.“Well, now, you see”, he said “Vincent has the search, it is not what one finds, you know, but the search itself that is important. Only the search” (Wuorio). Vicente is rewarded with happiness through his commitment and devotion through his journey. Even though Vicente was not able to reach his goal, he was able to learn a lot through his journey, therefore he remains a happy man. The author contends that it is simply not what one achieves in a journey, it is the journey itself that is