Morality In Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

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Who are we to defy the orders of our higher power? Are we allowed to stand up for what’s right and break the laws for our own beliefs or follow the rule of authority? Are we sheep’s who only do what we are told. Is that the same in Orwell’s case?
John F Kennedy once said, “A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality.” Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell he touches base on morality which makes the reader question their beliefs. George Orwell’s works as a sub-divisional police officer in the British colony of Burma his job is to protect and serve his people while following commands from his superiorities.
As a military leader, Orwell is hated by many. Although Burma never riot, they express their hatred toward George Orwell anyway they can, causing a split between his role as a police officer and an authority figure for his empire who needless to say mistreats their people. Although George Orwell wants to try and do the respectable thing. Numerous of his people believe that he does it to please himself and his higher power by setting an example an example that will forever engrave his status, an example that no one will ever forget.
In page. 27 Orwell says, “Here was I, the white man with his gun, standing in front of the unarmed native crowd. In reality, I was only an absurd puppet pushed to and fro by the will of those yellow faces behind.” While
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