Burma Road

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  • Theme Of Oppression By George Orwell

    Orwell justifies his actions, ?solely to avoid looking a fool,? driven by the instigation of the Burmese (165). Orwell himself, against his will, has oppressed many Burmese. In Orwell?s case, the coolie killed by the elephant represents the invasion of Burma by the British. Just as no one can predict the next victim of the elephant, also no one can predict the next victim of the British. The murder of coolie gives Orwell a justifiable reason to kill the elephant. Orwell does not want himself to…

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  • Elephant Speech

    To begin my speech today, let’s me tell you a story: The story begin with a sparrow and an elephant are under attacked by a very aggressive snake, can you imagine what is their reaction in that situation? Which one will be the winner? Firstly, we take a look at the elephant. Elephant is a very giant animal and has a very thick skin which make the poisonous fangs of the snake become useless. So the attack of the snake doesn’t matter. In that situation, the elephant only need to pick up his feet…

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  • The Three Messages Of Peer Pressure In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

    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…

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  • Flory Love And Marriage Analysis

    In retrospect, I may empathize more with Elizabeth than Flory because I can identify with her struggles as a woman. Either way, it is clear that the subplot of Elizabeth, Flory, and Verrall signifies the struggle to find meaningful relationships in Burma during the days of the British…

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  • Civil Disobedience By George Orwell Analysis

    The subject of an experiment cries out, “I can’t stand it. I’m not going to kill that man in there” (Milgram 120), as the experimenter compels his subject to administer deadly electrical shocks to another man. The subject clearly expresses his moral objections to these instructions, yet to influence his subject, the insistent experimenter does not lock the door, nor does he hold the subject at knifepoint- he only requests that the subject “Continue, please” (121). And so the subject continues.…

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  • Politics And Control In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

    In George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant,” the main character faces an internal struggle over right or wrong. Everyone, at some point or another, thinks “why am I doing this?” or “is this the correct decision?” Because we ask these questions of ourselves, this does not mean we necessarily have full control as interpreted by the French philosopher Louis Althusser. Ideological State Apparatuses such as law, religion, and politics are rife in "Shooting an Elephant" and George Orwell realizes that…

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  • Social Conflict: The Conflict Between Rohingya And Myanmar

    Introduction Rohingya people, one of the world most persecuted minorities. It is a minority race which is mostly Muslim that live in Myanmar, a country that its main religion is Buddhism. The conflict between the Rohingya and Myanmar has been occurred for a long time, which can be traced back to the 20th century during the time period of World War II. The Rohingya people have been living in Myanmar as early as 12th century according to historians and the Rohingya people. The amount of Rohingya…

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  • Sari Chataram Dixit Analysis

    Kaka Dixit (1864-5.7.1926): Hari Sitaram Dixit, a high caste Nagari Brahim of Khandwa, did B.A., LLB, and became a leading solicitor of Bombay. He was the Secretary of the Indian National Congress of 1904 at Bombay. In 1906, on his visit to England he had an accident in London whch caused him an injury in the leg with constantly pained. Nana Chandorkar advised him in 1909 to go to Shirdi and seek Sai Baba’s blessings. The same year he went to Ahmednagar with some work and was a guest in the…

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  • Shooting An Elephant Figurative Language

    P.G. Wodehouse once said, “The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.” This quote embodies the internal struggle the narrator of George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant” faces while deciding the fate of the elephant. I chose this piece because the title is very intriguing to me and I felt like it would be an interesting piece of literature, especially since Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984 are considered cult classics among…

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  • The Importance Of SOF Imperatives

    As a Special Forces Soldier, we are often in positions where we are working with other nations. Our actions can cause political implications, both good and bad. It is important to conduct ourselves in a professional manner and be aware of the effects that our decisions can have. The Special Operations Forces (SOF) Imperatives are the foundation for conducting Special Operations and can serve as a guide to ensure success for our missions. In the book, The Ugly American, there are many examples of…

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