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  • Analysis Of Orwell's Shooting An Elephant
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    An Analysis of Orwell's 'Shooting an Elephant " Erika Moreno-Dalton In "Shooting an Elephant", George Orwell finds himself in a difficult situation involving an elephant. The fate of the elephant lies in his hands. Only he can make the final decision. In the end, due to Orwell's decision, the elephant lay dying in a pool of blood. Orwell wins the sympathy of readers by expressing the pressure he feels as an Anglo-Indian in Burma, struggling with his morals, and showing a sense of compassion for ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Orwell's Actions
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    Tank Agarwal Prof. Lennard English 110 Response Paper #32/10/02 Response to "Shooting an Elephant " And afterward I was very glad that the coolie had been killed; it put me legally in the right and it gave me a sufficient pretext for shooting the elephant. I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool. (344) Everyone at one point or another has done something they did not want to do but did only so they would not be laughed at. Certain acts ...
  • Shooting An Elephant Prejudice And Peer Pressure
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    "Shooting an Elephant" I was not comfortable with many aspects of this story. The prejudice throughout the book was unimaginable, I find I am uncomfortable with any kind of bigotry. Reading of the Burmese people and their disrespect toward someone who was there to "protect and serve", was difficult. I suppose I am na " ive, I try to hold on to the belief that people of God are inherently good. I know there are bad apples in all walks of life, bad people are everywhere so holding on to this optim...
  • 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...
  • Same Subliminal Whispers Orwell
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    Whispers Reading Orwells "Shooting An Elephant" helped me to remember about many decisions I have made, including a decision I made on a warm senior day of high school during lunch. "Shooting An Elephant" is ingeniously linked to everyday life. Orwell writes about his experiences as a political intruder in a western country, how it affected his life, and how these people influenced him to kill an elephant. My decisions are often based on the same subliminal whispers Orwell heard when he was marc...
  • Shooting An Elephant
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    In George Orwell's essay "Shooting An Elephant", he writes about racial prejudice. Orwell is a British officer in Burma. The author is, "for the Burmese and all against their oppressors, the British" (842). Orwell feels caught in the middle of this cultural struggle. He sympathizes with the oppressed people of India, but is treated poorly, since he is viewed as one of the oppressors. He comes to terms with the role he plays in this vicious cycle of oppression, as an imperial servant, and the inf...
  • George Orwells Shooting An Elephant
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    In George Orwells Shooting an Elephant, Orwell is faced with a terrible decision. By taking the life of the elephant which so wrongly took the life of the Indian, the killing was then justified in Orwells mind. He was taking a stand for the lower man, which in his eyes represented himself, and showing an overwhelming power over the elephant, or British Empire. This view will always win the heart of the reader. The reader can feel sympathy towards Orwell rather than hate him for taking another be...
  • 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...

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