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  • 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 By George Orwell
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    In the essay "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell, the author uses metaphors to represent his feelings on imperialism, the internal conflict between his personal morals, and his duty to his country. Orwell demonstrates his perspectives and feelings about imperialism. and its effects on his duty to the white man's reputation. He seemingly blends his opinions and subjects into one, making the style of this essay generally very simple but also keeps it strong enough to merit numerous interpretat...
  • Orwell's Shooting An Elephant
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    Imperialism: Lacking to Say the Least Upon reading such works as George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant, one realizes just how ineffective an imperialistic government is. Imperialism has been considered by some to be a perfectly adequate form of government. Unfortunately, these people are usually the ones who never experience Imperialism firsthand. The flaws of Imperialism are made painfully evident in Orwell's essay. It is certainly impossible to truly understand what it must have been like to li...
  • George Orwell's 1984
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    George Orwell, formally Eric Blair, will have gone on to write one of the most powerful warnings ever issued against the dangers of a totalitarian society, 1984. Orwell's most famous book and perhaps one of the most important and dark political satires ever written is parodying many different institutions that existed all around the world in 1949 when he wrote the book. George Orwell's 1984 is a political allegory attacking totalitarianism. Orwell witnessed the danger of absolute political autho...
  • Christina 1984 By George Orwell
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    Christina 1984 by George Orwell consists of different tones including fear and happiness or contentment. Book One, Chapter One aids in showing the author's fear of what the future holds for mankind. The characters in Orwell's novel live in fear of the Party. The Thought Police are constantly watching the moves of every person. In fact, the people are sometimes living in 'sheer panic' (11). Orwell shows what the future may hold by using the phrases, 'The Police Patrol, snooping into people's wind...
  • George Orwell 1's Writings
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    Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell Throughout history, writers have written about many different subjects based on their personal experiences. George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair. He is one of the most famous political satirists of the twentieth century. He was born in Bengal, India in 1903 to an English Civil Servant and died in 1950. He attended Eton from 1917 to 1921, and served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927 before moving to Europe. ...
  • 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...
  • Instance In Shooting An Elephant George
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    George Orwell and Jimmy Cross Character Comparison In the two short stories, Shooting an Elephant and the Things They Carried there are certain similarities and differences that George Orwell and Jimmy Cross hold. Each character in the short stories has there own different situation they are in, but they both are in a foreign land and they both have to take orders and do what there country is asking of them. However, even though each situation is different they both deal with some of the same em...
  • George Orwell One
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    To err is human, to forgive, divine. -Alexander Pope I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. -William Ernest Henley All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others are. -George Orwell You can fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time; but you can't fool all the people all the time. -Abraham Lincoln War is peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength. -George Orwell One man's wit, and all men's wisdom. -Lord John Russel M...
  • Animal Farm And Oliver Twist
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    Compare And Contrast The Two Novels Animal Farm By George Orwell And Oliver Twist Animal Farm and Oliver Twist, by George Orwell and Charles Dickens respectively, are both novels written by two very different authors writing on a rather similar theme. Both novels outline the subject of human suffering and it is the authors different choices of means by which they convey this that creates the immediately apparent contrast. Both writers write their novels in a style new to their era; the awakening...
  • Time Of Publication Of Wigan Pier Orwell
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    George Orwell Many writers use satire to attack areas of life they didn't agree with. Satire is a cunning way to express their opinions. Some of these works today are considered masterpieces and works of art. One writer who was a genius at incorporating beliefs in his writings was George Orwell. Commonly known by his pen name, George Orwell was an English novelist and social critic (Wadsworth 866). Orwell was born in Be gal, India and was later educated in Eton, England. He was the son of Richar...
  • Orwell's Experience With The Elephant
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    In his essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell explains how the controlling authorities in a hostile country are not controlling the country's population but are in fact a mere tool of the populous. Orwell's experience with the elephant provided the insight for his essay, and gives a clear example of the control the natives have over the authorities. The authorities in Lower Burma were there to police the state that their government controlled, but were only accomplished in being controlled by...
  • British Author George Orwell
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    In the essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell describes an internal conflict between his personal morals and his duty to his country moreover, his duty to the white mans reputation. Orwells decision to kill the elephant is a direct result of oppression. Oppression perhaps goes deeper than the average man would imagine, noticeably hindering even the lives of the oppressors. Orwells moral values are challenged in many different ways, ironically enough while he too was the oppressor. Orwells ext...
  • George Orwell
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    As a journalist and writer of autobiographical narratives, George Orwell was outstanding. But he will be remembered primarily for two works of fiction that have become 20th-century classics: 'Animal Farm', published in 1944, and 'Nineteen Eighty-four' (1949). George Orwell is a pen name. His real name was Eric Arthur Blair, and he was born in 1903 at Monti hari in Bengal, India, where his father was a minor British official. His family had social status but little money, a fact that influenced O...
  • Only Job Orwell
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    The True meaning behind the Killing of the Elephant An elephant has been shot and killed. Wt a mere act of violence or does it go beyond that In this situation, the killing of the elephant goes far behind self-defense and security. It's taken to a personal level, which leads to difficult complications. George Orwell is overwhelmed with what is expected from him, than what he knows is morally correct. Even though he knew emotionally that it was wrong to shoot and kill the elephant; it was more im...
  • 1984 By George Orwell
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    DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, the omnipresent leader of Ingsoc, or English socialism, and the force that has society in a vice of fear and ignorance. It is in George Orwells grim dystopia 1984 that these circumstances exist. It was written in 1949 as a warning to where society could be headed. George Orwell was an English writer that had just witnessed the horrors or World War II and the power of a strong central leader that nearly took over the whole of Europe, Hitler. All of these factors form Orwell...
  • George Orwell's 1984
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    George Orwell's '1984': Pertinence To Today's Society [ Click here to purchase this essay ] 6 pages in length. Perhaps George Orwell's prophetic novel about a totalitarian existence was merely a result of the author's overactive imagination. Maybe, however, it was a warning. Orwell, himself, said he did not believe such a society as he describes in '1984' would ever arrive; however, he did believe that something resembling it most definitely could. What is made crystal clear is that when human b...
  • George Orwell's Classic Novel 1984
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    George Orwell's classic novel 1984 is a perfect example of a futuristic totalitarian regime and a dystopia. Orwell's tale expresses his vision of a government changing and becoming a totalitarian government. The government, in this story, is run by an unknown leader who goes by the title "Big Brother". The concept of "Big Brother" is that someone is always watching, and people can never deceive the government. In Orwell's idea of what may happen in the future, "Big Brother" monitors everything e...
  • George Orwell's 1984
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    The lesson to be learned from George Orwell's 1984 is that an "ideal' of having a Utopian society will never really work. George Orwell may have written 1984, in order to show us that every society has it's ups and downs and that no matter how hard you work to keep the society perfect there will always be flaws. In the book 1984, the society in which the people lived was completely opposite to what most people would see as "utopia'. As defined by the New Scholastic Dictionary the word "Utopia' m...
  • Orwell's Childhood
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    ALIENATION & OTHER SUCH JOYS George Orwell expresses a feeling of alienation throughout? Such, Such Were the Joys.? He casts himself as a misfit, unable to understand his peers, the authorities placed over him, and the laws that govern his existence. Orwell writes, ? The good and the possible never seemed to coincide? (37). Though he shows his ability to enumerate what is? good, ? he resigns himself to a predestined state; uncertain of where exactly he fits in society, his attitude is irreconcil...

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