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  • What Is The Irony Of Shooting An Elephant

    The one of story about shooting an elephant, what happened in it has police officer and the story has In this powerful essay, George Orwell uses the symbol of when he was forced to shoot an elephant to describe the foolhardiness and inherent weakness of the colonial endeavour. He describes how the elephant did not need to be shot and how he really didn't want to shoot it. However, when he finally reaches the elephant, the crowd that is getting bigger with every moment pressurises him into…

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  • Shooting An Elephant Symbolism

    It represents the city trying to stay alive because when the elephant got shot he was slowly falling, but tried to stay alive as long as he could. The city was falling and had a lot of poverty and war but was trying to stay together. It shows how Burma struggled after the war with Britain. The “must” from the elephant represented power. It shows how powerful the Burmese were before they started the war and how weak they were after. The last thing that the elephant represents is the people. It…

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  • Peer Pressure In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

    Is it possible that peer pressure is the cause of the majority of wrongdoing amongst our society? Ever since the beginning of time the social ladder and what people think of you has become a custom of what seems to be every day life. For some reason in particular doing the wrong thing draws positive attention to people. Should this act in fact be frowned upon, or supported based on the fact you could possibly be seen higher in society. George Orwell in his writing Shooting An Elephant discusses…

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  • Guilty In Shooting An Elephant, By George Orwell

    In “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell, the author explores his feelings and blameworthiness towards a tamed yet potentially dangerous frenzied elephant whom he shot in Moulmein, Burma. In this situation, Orwell deplores his actions and elicits his depth of regret towards murdering the elephant, of which he later justifies as, in short, preserving the legacy of British power and authority in front of the Burmese natives (through irony and narration). Although confession does not justify…

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  • Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

    George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant” (Orwell, 2012), tells us a story about going against our inner beliefs due to peer pressure. Orwell goes after a wild elephant that is rampaging the town he polices. During the chase he finds a dead villager and decides to get his gun. Upon finding the elephant, who is calm at this point, he decides not to shoot it. However, the huge crowd of villagers are demanding he take action against the beast. Orwell finally decides he can’t go against what is…

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  • Military Government Essay

    Short Essay Assignment After reading the Larkin text, I agree that the military government of Burma has been a sort of ‘reflection’ of the British colonial government that preceded it. According to Emma Larkin, forty years of dictatorship has been similar to the British colonial government. One percent of the 50 million Burmese population are in the army. Along with these, there are 18 million members if the Union Solidarity and Development Association which are promised better educational and…

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  • Analysis Of The Politics Of Buddhist Revival By Laurence Cox

    The Politics of Buddhist Revival Laurence Cox wrote an article that explores several aspects of U’ Dhammaloka’s Buddhism, and who he was as a Buddhist (Cox, 2010). Laurence Cox explores U’ Dhammaloka’s involvement in the Buddhist Tract Society (BTS), as a social movement organizer, and his participation in politics. (Cox, 2010). Also, the sacred Buddhist text that Dhammaloka could not interpret during his preaching tours. Summary Cox, (2010), in his article “The Politics of Buddhist Revival:…

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  • Saffron Uprising: Summary And Analysis

    After a huge Cyclone, Cyclone Nargis, had decimated parts of Burma, the government refused to respond to the crisis. Despite an estimated 138,000 deaths - they actively turned away foreign aid and launched no effort to attempt to help the survivors in any way. Russell writes poignantly that “After Burma’s biggest…

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  • To Shooting An Elephant Analysis

    In this story Elephant, is about a man out of his natural region and out of place in a different country with different ethnicities. In this story there was a man who was peer pressured to kill an Elephant who wasn’t being destructive anymore. The man who was pressured to kill this animal was pressured even though the elephant wasn’t in musk anymore. The three main messages in this story's is that he has no real intentions to kill an elephant, this story suggests that we sometimes do things we…

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  • Personal Narrative: What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar

    What Would You do for a Klondike Bar Have you ever wanted something so bad that you feel as if you would almost do anything to get it? One of the things that comes to mind is the commercial for Klondike bars. Throughout the whole commercial you see someone doing something crazy like walking on a tightrope over Niagara Falls, or fighting a lion. These are crazy stunts that someone would have to be out of their mind to actually do, but in the end you see someone eating a Klondike bar with a…

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