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    fool to others? Some of you may say yes and some may say no. In Orwell’s “Shooting and Elephant” he puts his personal experience as a police officer in Burma and an insight on the imperialism during this time. Orwell goes into detail how he hated his job and he was against the corruption and inhumanity that was going on. Until one day an incident happened, which Orwell was called to take care of an aggressive elephant that had escaped and killed “an Indian, a black Dravidian coolie” and Orwell…

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    tones in the two essays, Shooting an Elephant and A Hanging. In Shooting an Elephant he expresses his anger towards the Burmese people, referring to them as, “evil little spirited beasts who tried to make my job impossible.” In A Hanging Orwell shows how the people around him take their job seriously and it's a very grim tone, but after they hang the man the tone lightens as they make jokes and laugh together. Orwell’s life influenced his essay Shooting an Elephant, an example is when he…

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    you would not be forced to anything; you would overall make smart choice to better yourself and even others around you. The essay, Shooting an Elephant, by George Orwell vividly allows one to analyze the question, "How free is the will of the individual within society?" Orwell presents the issue of whether or not a police officer should shoot an elephant. Various reasons go along with this, allowing one to determine whether the shooter is “free” or if he is…

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    In George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant the narrator finds himself forming to the mask or role of an idol, a police officer. His previous identity attempts to prevent the drastic transformation, but with the influence of society, change is hard to abstain. The narrator feels like he has little say in the matter of the elephant; his original opinion on the matter is influenced by common sense, he "... [has] no intention of shooting the elephant... [he has] merely sent for the rifle to defend…

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    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…

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    Orwell had to decide whether to kill the elephant or let it live was a very crucial stage. The second paragraph of the essay he states that he had no intention to shoot the elephant only to simply scare it away “I had no intention of shooting the elephant — I had merely sent for the rifle to defend myself if necessary”. The pressure from the crowd of “yellow” skinned people played a vital role in this by crowding behind him and waiting in excitement for the elephant to be shot. He wanted to fit…

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    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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    what reason? What purpose does it serve? George Orwell uses the journey in his autobiographical short story, Shooting an Elephant to develop our awareness of life's struggles, through the inner conflict faced by Orwell. The book is set in the British colony of Burma, and it details Orwell's physical and mental journey of completing the aforementioned task of shooting an elephant. The story is written in first person, and is a reflective piece of writing, both of which give the impression of a…

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    Shooting an Elephant. The guy that they called for when the elephant started to go crazy, was supposed to go and kill the elephant. He only brought his pistol just in case if the elephant went crazy he would just shoot and hopefully that would scare it away. The whole way there when he was walking there to see if it was real. He kept hearing stories about the elephant and they were all different, so he never believed any of them. All the people were excited for him to shoot the elephant so they…

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    questions about our morals at the time of the decision. We can see this quite clearly in George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”. His popular essay uses imagery to recount a moral dilemma he had faced early in life. “There are two Orwells in the story. Each having their own perspectives of the events. The young police officer who undertakes his own journey to meet and shoot the rampaging elephant sees things without the distance that the older author does. This…

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