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    to do. Both choices will have different outcomes, but you have to face your situation with your mind. In Shooting an Elephant, The background of George Orwell and the pressure of the community around him causes questionable actions from Orwell. Was he just trying to save his name sake for the pleasure of the community? The first cause and effect situation in Shooting an Elephant cannot really be avoided. George Orwell was born in India, but he is of English descent. He was educated in England,…

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    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 young…

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    decision can be influenced by a relative, significant other, friend, or even a place. Jig is unsure on what she wants to do but the American wants an abortion and views the baby as a mistake and keeps forcing it on Jig. In Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” Jig’s decision occurs in a place that will make her consider her decision by looking at the train, the empty hillside, and also the very lively riverbank. Although a train will travel one way, the tracks go a different way. This is a…

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    Also in Shooting an Elephant and in A Hanging, there is a death scene. The main character is the cause of the death, and kills them because it is their duty. Each time, leading up to the death scene, the character realises how innocent that the victim must be. This is exemplified with the elephant being unknowing and slowly dying and with the dog that is friendly to the prisoner. Now, in 1984 the novel ends with seeing the corruption, and no longer feeling the stress of the political powers.…

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    India The Elephant, the Frogs, and the Toad The big elephant named Blackmound came everyday to the pond to get a drink of water but each time he went, he crushed many frogs. One day, the frogs went to the wise today, Blear Eye and asked him what to do about the horrid situation. Bleary Eye chose one frog name Lightfoot to approach Blackmound next time he arrived and have the boldness to tell him that he was crushing the frogs. Lghtfoot obeyed and approach Blackmound explaining the situation.…

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    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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    “Shooting an Elephant”, Orwell was completely justified in shooting the elephant. Often time people who have been put in a position of authority are required to make tough decisions. These decisions have to be made based on what is best or the group as a whole; not what one personally feels about a situation. In “Shooting an Elephant”, though Orwell did not personally desire to shoot the elephant based on the circumstances shooting it was the best option. Orwell had no desire to kill the…

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    essay “Shooting an Elephant” George Orwell experiences first hand the oppression that imperialism opposes on the Burmese people. Orwell’s symbolism of the hunting rifle, elephant, and the collie are used to represent the evils of British imperialism. Orwell's use of the hunting rifle to symbolize the intensity of peer pressure,k the power, and control the British had over the Burmese people. Orwell emphasises to the reader that he “had no intention of shooting the elephant.” (pg. 326) He…

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    In all honesty before reading “Shooting and Elephant” I was rather apathetic and slightly pessimistic. That’s why it came to my surprise as to how much I enjoyed this short story written by George Orwell. The setting takes place in Burma where Orwell, the main character encounters a difficult dilemma with the infamous elephant. Although I knew the elephant’s death was inevitable, the way in which and how he died still seemed to greatly startle me. Right off the bat Orwell makes it evidently…

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    shooting an Elephant where he is forced into a situation that can cause him to be praised or hated. In this story we see how Orwell is placed into a situation where he torn between pleasing the people of Burma, his personal morals, and the safety of others. It would be hard for most people seeing an elephant just roaming around peacefully, and then being told that you must kill the peaceful giant in order to provide safety and justices. Once Orwell picked up the gun and headed towards the…

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