Shooting an Elephant

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  • Elephant In Shooting An Elephant

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    A Life Taken, and a Life Saved Sometimes shooting a defenseless animal in certain scenarios could be ethical. Although maybe not advantageous for both parties involved the decision must have been be made. In George Orwell’s story “Shooting an Elephant” he is faced with a moral dilemma to either shoot a grazing animal that has destroyed a village, and killed a person. Or, to leave it be until it can be contained, by either animal control or the owner. When the life of an animal is taken, it must be

  • Shooting an Elephant

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    Shooting an elephant written by George Orwell brings to light the evil of imperialism. Being a police officer in the lower Burma, Orwell hated his job. The reason was because the people in Burma ridiculed, insulted and laughed at him whenever they felt safe to do so. Orwell opposed imperialism, and thus was able to feel the hatred of the people of Burma, but still resented them. The story starts with Orwell receiving a phone call about a tame elephant destroying bazaar. He carried with him an old

  • Shooting an Elephant

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    In George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”, Orwell is presented with a task that causes him a great deal of stress as he battles with his internal conflict throughout the story. Orwell has mixed feelings after he kills the elephant. He feels wrong for killing the elephant because he feels that there could have been a more peaceful solution and killing it will bring more harm than good. He also feels that he killed it just because of his own pride. Although killing the elephant may seem wrong to Orwell

  • Shooting An Elephant

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    shines light on this topic. In his story Shooting an Elephant, Orwell talks about being a British police officer in Burma. The Burmese people really didn’t like the British people at this time. The entire time the British occupied this Island, there was a power struggle. In George Orwell’s narrative essay Shooting an Elephant, the three main messages are imperialism, peer pressure, and fear. The first message in George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant is imperialism. Imperialism is when a strong

  • Shooting an Elephant

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    Then, he starts saying that the elephant was “a huge and costly piece of machinery” (Orwell 95) and the elephant seemed harmless right now. The young officer continues claiming,“I did not in the least want to shoot him” (Orwell 95). These all shows the young man’s sympathy toward the elephant, but more importantly Orwell builds up a tension here by using three different versions of repetition to show how the young

  • Shooting an Elephant

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    DISCUSS ORWELL'S USE OF PERSUASIVE TOOLS SUCH AS, SYMBOLISM, METAPHORS AND IRONY IN THIS ESSAY AND EXPLAIN HOW HE USES EACH OF THESE TO CONVEY HIS ARGUMENT OR MESSAGE In the extract, "Shooting An Elephant" Orwell conveys his message through the use of various persuasive tools. He wants the reader to identify when somebody assumes power. This technique is used to show that the powerful are also a captive to the will of people they control. Everyone involved in the situation becomes affected. In

  • Shooting The Elephant In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

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    Earning respect from the villagers meant shooting the elephant, and not shooting the elephant; humiliation. This is the problem the narrator faced in the story Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell. The narrator was already hated for being an English police officer by the locals in Burma. Any hatred he received could be resolved through the rampant elephant situation that arises, although, this was not an easy case to handle. However, the narrator takes it on in hopes of earning respect from the

  • Shooting The Elephant By George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

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    Respect from the villagers means shooting the elephant, not shooting the elephant; humiliation. This is the problem the narrator of the story Shooting an Elephant faced. He was already hated for being an English police officer by the locals in Burma. This hatred he receives can be solved through the rampant elephant situation that comes up. This was not an easy case. However, the narrator takes it on in hopes of earning respect from the villagers. The decision is a big one and the decision he ends

  • Shooting An Elephant Analysis

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    Shooting an Elephant Shooting an Elephant is a short story written by George Orwell that takes place in Burma. In this short story George Orwell writes about a life experience he had while he was a young police officer in Burma. Orwell did not enjoy his time in Burma because of the lack of connections he was able to make with people there. He did not agree with the way they ran things, didn't get along with the people, and had a great amount of hatred for his job. On top of Orwell disliking all

  • Shooting An Elephant Analysis

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    The Expectation (A Discussion on Three Messages from George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant) George Orwell was born in colonial India but was educated in England. When Britain created and empire, Orwell had been working for the police of the British Army in the location of Burma. Orwell realized there was something wrong with certain ways of government and that their is cultural conflicts. “Convinced that human decency and common sense were the basis of a just society, the author repeatedly found