But one day he is called out by another police officer in the town, because there is an aggressive elephant loose in the city. He starts walk true the city streets to find the elephant but as he walks he started thinking about what he would do when he finds the elephant, because the locals expect him to do the job, which is to shot the elephant. There is a law in Burma fore these sorts of situations. If you can’t control your animal it is in the right of the police to shot it. But this is not what he would prefer to do.
He understands that the will of the crowd demands the death of the elephant despite his unwillingness to shoot the animal. Conflict The narrator’s inner struggle of shooting an elephant, He has to choose between being laughed of and being seen as a fool or shooting an elephant which he does not intend to do. Style The essay exhibits a certain structure, which is very notable. That of meditation and action; it starts with reflection, tells part of the story, reflects further, offers its climax, and then ends with a final reflection. Broken up by the narrator’s reflections on the events he is remembering.
Is society accounted for the actions of a single person? In the passage “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell I feel that Orwell was not justified for shooting the elephant but who was pressured into killing it by the power of the people. The people who George Orwell was supposed to be rulling, ruled him. Orwell did not want to shoot the elephant but the feelings he had and the way he was mistreated by the people of Burma he had no choice but to listen to them. “As soon as I saw the elephant perfect certainty that I ought not to shoot him” When Orwell saw the elephant for the first time he knew that it wasn’t being dangerous, it was peacefully eating grass.
Orwell goes on to explain, that his initial shot did not put the animal down, and after shooting multiple rounds into the animal it still took time for death to come. As tragic as the shooting, suffering, and death of the elephant can seem, they are not the pieces that makes up the foundation in Orwell’s story. Taking a deeper look, one will see that Orwell uses environment, animosity, and outside pressure as his foundational reasons in “Shooting an Elephant”. Orwell began his story with “In Moulmein, in lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people—the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me (Orwell 572). Orwell starts by communicating to the audience that at that particular time he finds himself in an unhappy place, not only a physical place, but a
I was very shocked by his gory decision to be honest. “As for the job I was doing, I hated it more bitterly than I can perhaps make clear.” (George Orwell) this sentence is evidence that if the officer did not like his job so much he should not have made such a serious decision in killing the elephant if he knew it was not morally correct. The elephant was not doing anything wrong the officer knew that which was so frustrating for me to read. Then he not only shot the elephant once, but multiple times. I could not believe he could do such a thing given the fact he somewhat had a heart in the beginning.
Orwell puts his own feelings aside to please the villagers and kills the elephant. Although Orwell thought he had legally done the right thing, he should have gone with his first instinct and observed the elephant in hopes that it was done with its rampage so that he could avoid killing the elephant, and if it weren’t, then Orwell would have been doing the right thing when shooting the elephant. George Orwell was a native of British India, 1903-1950. “George Orwell was a master of wit and satire, critically observing the politics of his time and prophetically envisioning the future. He devoted much of his life to various causes critical of capitalism, imperialism, fascism, and Stalinism, but in the end what he “most wanted to do is to make political writing into an art.“ (C.D Merriman) His real name was Eric Blair and George Orwell was his pen name.
In the end Orwell reluctantly decides to shoot the elephant “solely to avoid looking a fool” (479) in front of the Burmese people. Living in Burma, Orwell tells the reader how the locals despise the European oppressors in their communities, jeering, spitting, and, mocking, in attempts to annoy and embarrass the British whenever possible. This hatred expressed in front of Orwell causes him equal animosity towards the Burmese people and his own country, Great Britain. Orwell feels the British are the oppressors saying at on point “I was all for the Burmese and all against their oppressors,
The elephant man The movie the elephant man is about a man how doesn’t look like a normal human being. He lives with a man called Bytes, he is a man who lives by showing this elephant man in a freak show. A freak show is a place where there is a lot of humans who doesn’t look like very body else and just of the reason they calls them freaks. One day a man called Frederick Treves came and wanted to see this elephant man. After he has seen the elephant man, Frederick and bytes makes a deal because Frederick is a doctor and he could like to examine the elephant man or another way to say it, he could like to be the one who discover him.
My two best friends informed me that they had gotten perms. I decided I wanted my hair to be like everyone else’s so I begged my dad until he finally let me get a perm like everyone else. From that day on my hair was never the same. It was still thick but I started to notice a little bit of breakage from time to time. I also began to notice my hair would not grow past a certain length.
Jade Paul Dr. Jackson AP Lang Period 7 15 September 2013 Murder For The Purpose of Image By the end of George Orwell’s essay, “Shooting an Elephant”, Orwell being a police officer representing the imperialistic government, makes a final decision to kill an elephant that has caused destruction throughout a village in Burma. Orwell was not respected by the people he was protecting and in his mind he was trying to keep peace throughout the village, but instead created a disturbance by being in Burma. The people look at Orwell as someone coming from the British government to contain the people and make sure violence and resistance does not outbreak. Orwell tries to change this image of himself in their eyes by killing the elephant but in reality it just inserted more fear into the people. The elephant was used as a display to the people that they should fear Orwell and his authority to intimidate the people.