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  • Blyde River Canyon
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    The amazing thing as you fly into Hoed spruit from Jo " burg is seeing the walls of the canyon from the air, and how the 'high veld' drops horizontally more than 1000 metre's into a vast, flat expanse known as the 'low veld. ' As we drove from the airport to the Blyde River Canyon Natural Reserve, we saw how the flatness of the 'bush' was framed by the huge red cliff walls of the canyon. The Reserve is at the bottom of the canyon, right by its mouth. The house was surrounded by a natural made of...
  • Characterization And Semic Codes
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    ANALYSIS OF HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS David Ken ison English 301 - 01 Stephanie Zum September 14th 2000 Who is the boss Society is pressuring people so much to succeed in life and to become someone they can not be, that people act in any way they can to reach this goal. Often, they use power and domination to show that they are important and can influence the world. Hills Like White Elephants reflects the power of men over women. The plot, characterization and semic codes prove this claim. Firs...
  • Essay Shooting An Elephant George Orwell
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    Eng. 12 Essay #3 Revision Save Face Or Do What's Right? In the essay 'Shooting an elephant' George Orwell describes an incident he had while working as an Imperial Police officer in Burma. An elephant had gone out of control and was loose in a town. He was forced to make a decision on whether to follow the will of the local people, or to save the elephant's life. Orwell knew it was wrong to kill the elephant. He had not wanted to from the beginning. He had brought a gun just in case he might nee...
  • Hippo
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    The Hippopotamus: Endangered Species Report Jason Wapiennik Mr. Tripper, Biology January 6th, 1997 The ban on elephant ivory trading has slowed down the poaching of elephants, but now poachers are getting their ivory from another creature, the hippopotamus. For the poacher, the hippo is an easy target. They stay together for long hours in muddy water pools, as many as eighty-one can be found in a single square mile. This concentration is so big it's only second to that of the elephant. Poachers ...
  • Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell
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    Shooting an Elephant, by George Orwell is a story how a young Orwell, while stationed in Colonial Burma, became disillusioned with Imperialism. On one occasion he was faced with the dilemma of having to destroy a wild elephant that had gotten loose in the town he was stationed in. Throughout the story the reader will be able to see two alternating voices of Orwell. The first voice is a justification of his actions, while the other voice revels an honest excuse as to why he shot the elephant. Orw...
  • Shooting An Elephant
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    Human Nature In "Shooting an Elephant", human nature is the same as it would be in just about any story that we would read or hear. Human nature is no different in Burma than anywhere else in the world. In this story we see different degrees of human nature, from completely normal to in some cases extreme. This essay is mainly focused on peer pressure. "Should I shoot the elephant or should I not" or "Will I lose face with these people if I don't shoot the elephant" In this essay, I will discuss...
  • Crowd Of Thousands
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    A police officer in the British Raj, the supposedly 'unbreakable'; ruling force, was afraid. With his gun aimed at a elephant's head, he was faced with the decision to pull the trigger. That officer was George Orwell, and he writes about his experience in his short story, 'Shooting an Elephant'; . To save face, he shrugged it off as his desire to 'avoid looking the fool'; (George Orwell, 283). In truth, the atmosphere of fear and pressure overwhelmed him. His inner struggle over the guilt of bei...
  • Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell
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    "Shooting an Elephant", by George Orwell is a first person view on living and working as a European police officer in Moulmein, Lower Burma. There was a bit of tension between the locals and the foreign law enforcement since the British had taken over the country, so Orwell was not thought fondly of. The climax of this essay was when a otherwise tame elephant starts rampaging because is had gone into "must" a term used on page 118 that means in heat. The owner loses track of the animal in the ni...
  • African Elephant
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    The common name is the African Elephant, the scientific name is Loxodonta Africana, the phylum is Vertebrata, the class is Mammalia, the order is Proboscidean, and the family is Elephantidae. The Closest Relatives to the African Elephant are: the Asian Elephant, mammoths, primitive proboscidean (mastodons), sea cows, and hyraxes. Scientists believe that the African Elephant evolved from one of its closest relatives, the Sea Cow. The geographical location and range of the African elephant covers ...
  • Elephant's Behavior
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    When you think of an elephant, you probably think of its trunk, big ears, tusks or huge size. You might even think of famous elephants such as Babar or Dumbo. Those elephants may seem fascinating, but the elephants in the wild are even more intriguing. Besides its long trunk or sharp tusks, its behavior are peculiar also. The elephant's behavior are very interesting. One of the many unique behavior of the elephant happens when another dies. Other elephants come and run their trunks over the dece...
  • Mbuti Tribe
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    "Children of the Forest" By Ryan Willis Anth 1200 Sect. 007 Mar. 9, 1999 "Children of the Forest" is a narrative written by Kevin Duffy. This book is a written testament of an anthropologists everyday dealings with an African tribe by the name of the Mbuti Pygmies. My purpose in this paper is to inform the reader of Kevin Duffy findings while in the Ituri rainforest. Kevin Duffy is one of the first and only scientists to have ever been in close contact with the Mbuti. If an Mbuti tribesman does ...
  • Elephant The Officer
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    The story that my evaluation will be based on is Shooting an Elephant written in 1936. The author George Orwell was born in 1903 in India to a British officer raised in England. He attended Eton College, which introduced him to England's middle and upper classes. He was denied a scholarship, which led him to become a police officer for the Indian Imperial in 1922. He served in Burma until resigning in 1927 due to the lack of respect for the justice of British Imperialism in Burma and India. He w...
  • Elephant
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    About Elephants Somewhere in About Elephants Essay, Research Paper Somewhere in eastern Canada, there is a place where elephants live. Elephants seem to enjoy the place where they live, they even seem to enjoy the cold weather. During winter, elephant wants to go in the freezing, icy water; the male breaks the ice to swim in the water. The elephants seem to have a protection against the cold; it could be the fat that keeps them warm. So elephants adapt very well, even in the cold winters of Cana...

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