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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 clear that he is disliked by a great amount of Burma’s population. I could only imagine how much disrespect he received, him being a divisional police offer of the town. Being constantly “bullied’ by people can take a toll on one and although he didn’t show much affection, it was obvious he hated that he was loathed. Despite that fact, Orwell himself hated the townspeople and imperialism. Within the first paragraph he states that the “ Young Buddhist priests were the worst of all… none of them seemed to have anything to do except stand on street corners and jeer at Europeans”. Imperialism isn’t shown excessively in the story, except for in the very first paragraph when Orwell describes how The British has taken over India. As I continued to read, I came to the realization that because so many disliked him, his choices and their outcomes were how they were. Peer pressure was greatly seen throughout the entire narrative. When the elephant first escaped it quickly created chaos around the…

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    Old Town Incident

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    The quiet streets in Old Town on November 9th of 2016 didn’t last very long. The streets were filled with people scattering as an elephant ran loose. The “Wrongling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus” had lost their entertainment elephant, Fluffy, to the the city. This incident occurred as the circus was on their way to George Mason University for a performance. Fitzwilliam Darcy, a 55 year old man whom is the manager of the circus, stated to us that this is very unusual for the elephant to act…

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    In the 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.…

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    The scenario I chose is 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…

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    Shooting An Elephant

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    - George Orwell’s essay Shooting an elephant tells a story of a policeman serving for the British government is battling with inner values along with humanity and political dominance whose imperialism is torturing other people from different races. -His struggle with his job, his empire and within himself is expressed throughout the essay. 2. Summary The story takes place in Moulmein, Burma, a colony of the British government. The main character is an English police officer working…

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    Gorge, Orwell writes about an elephant in his essay “Shooting an Elephant” where the main craters is a police man for the British emperor in one of the eastern countries. This police man has an internal power struggle with his duty and internal feelings of what he knows as right. In this country he imply about how the people there are cage and are oppressed by the British Emperor he is also concern with his duty and how the people view him. Even though the policeman is authority figure he takes…

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    Going Against Morality Each person will have to distinguish what they believe is right and wrong some point in their life. Even when they know something is wrong, they will act to avoid looking like a fool or for personal gain. In both essays, “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell and “Dog Lab” by Claire McCarthy, they are caught in situations where they must make a choice. Outside factors will influence the choice they make, which goes against their moral beliefs, ending in unjust behavior. …

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    The story “Shooting an Elephant” the author talks about him getting forced into doing something he didn't want to. It all happen when he was told that an elephant was out of control he had to do something before the elephant caused more harm to the public. He got a rifle and headed where the elephant was located at. The elephant was there peacefully eating showing no signs of danger. He didn't want to shot the elephant and more people were coming behind waiting for the elephant to be shot. As…

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    The descriptive detail of “Shooting an Elephant,” is so powerful that it persuades the reader, through its descriptions. A successful visual will transfer the perspectives and emotions of the narrator to its audience. The quote “But even then I was not thinking particularly of my own skin, only of the watchful yellow faces behind,” makes the reader feel a sense sympathy for the police officer (Orwell 624). The writer’s choice of wording, “yellow faces,” makes the reader self-consciously judge…

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    In George Orwell’s “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…

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