Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

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While reading the story “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell the main character was victim of peer pressure due to the fact that he had no intention of shooting the elephant, however, the villagers had another agenda on their mind which was killing the elephant to add on Orwell did not want to look weak especially because the Burmese villagers did not have faith in Orwell and they showed this by mocking Orwell and laughing in his face. Orwell wanted to maintain or improve his image to impress the Burmese villagers so that they would respect him more. An example that backs up my point is stated in paragraph five which says “I had no intention of shooting the elephant – I had merely sent for the rifle to defend myself if necessary and it is always unnerving to have a crowd following you.”pg136. Although, Orwell killed the elephant at the end of the story he felt better about the situation because he had gained more respect from the Burmese Villagers. To add on, another story that is similar to “Shooting an Elephant” is a personal story of how I was asked to do a task that was against my beliefs just like Orwell.
My story starts when I was a freshman in high school I had always had friends however; I wanted to start making new friends especially because of my new environment. So I venture off into finding a social group or a club that I would like and felt comfortable in. It took me literally to two weeks into finding a club which was the volleyball sports team I really

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