George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

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An iconic figure in the world of controversial novelists, Eric Arthur Blair was known more commonly by his pen name George Orwell. He was very outspoken and blunt about his views against the tyrannical British rule and openly opposed its nature. One of the reasons why he was acclaimed as one of the best writers of the era was because of his lucid prose and the other was the aptness of his work. George Orwell wanted to target the British rule and to support the idea of a Democratic Government. In the essay ‘Shooting an Elephant’, Orwell shows the flaw in the system and how being in power has left him without any power to make his own decision at all. “When the white man turn tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys” (Orwell). The essay interests everyone as it points out the necessity of democracy which has been a widely debated issue for ages. George Orwell targeted masses all over the world through his writing because the essay was published in the magazine which was available everywhere around the Globe. Although George Orwell uses some harsh words to describe natives which undermine his argument however he explains his viewpoint through a mixture of persuasive and convincing language, a well structured essay and an anti thesis approach to show that Imperialism destroys the people and the system. In his essay, George Orwell narrates his personal experience to reach a conclusion that “when white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys”…
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