Analysis Of George Orwell'sshooting An Elephant

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Since the dawn of time humans have had a difficult time making the right decisions. Often times humans would contemplate things for hours wondering if they will make the correct choice. It haunts them when they need to make a difficult decision because they never know if it is the best choice. Human ideals, morals and values often come into conflict with each other, and these are when decisions are the hardest to make. In the autobiography ¨Shooting an Elephant¨ by George Orwell, faces a choice between two of his values that start to conflict with each other. The value of the elephant's life and the value to fit in are the values that come into conflict. He does not want to shoot the elephant, “I had halted at the road. As soon as I saw…show more content…
“‘The orders? I’m not…’ Daru hesitated, not wanting to hurt the old Corsican. ‘I mean, that’s not my job.’”(4) This shows that Daru has a relationship with Balducci that he does not want to damage, and being uncivil with him would also make it look like Daru chose sides between the French and the Algerians. In the end Daru still managed to have a compromise between his values, he decided to walk with the Arab to a hill and let the Arab choose his own path in turning himself in and running away. The Arab had made the decision to walk down the path that turns himself in. When I was younger I loved going hunting with my Step-Dad, who I refer to as Dad normally, I was about twelve years old when I started going with him. My dad was impressed with how well I could spot the deer. It is quite difficult at times, they could be laying in grass and all you would be able to see is their antlers but I would see them. A few years went by and I decide that I wanted to go hunting and shoot a deer, so at age fourteen I went and took my hunters safety and my gun safety. Next hunting season started to roll around, my Dad and I with guns in hand, we started pushing bush to try and spook them so we could get a shot at one. “Quick! Keegan shoot it.” Said my Dad, so I shouldered the gun and looked down the scope, and I could not shoot. I could not kill an animal it was innocent, but I had to it would help feed our family. It was kill the deer and help feed us or

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