The Textbook gives off a sense of dislike towards the Central Powers, and made them seem primitive and destructive for no reason. It portrays the Germans as animalistic and cruel. All Quiet on the Western Front is passionately against war, and slightly biased towards the Germans and the Central
English 101 George Orwell Report October 8, 2013 Civil Duties A Closer look at George Orwell’s “ Shooting an Elephant” Growing up in a third world country is quite difficult. Since you do not have much of anything, you will have to find happiness in the little things so to speak. For an example seeing an elephant around can bring some joy to you. You will never expect to seeing one of these gentle giant to go on a murderous rampage. If you ever see an elephant kill someone from your community and then the death of the majestic beast it will always be a black day in your past.
Orwell refers to himself as being “young and ill-educated and I had had to think out my problems in the utter silence that is imposed on every Englishman in the East,” (Orwell) but according to Peter Firchow “even though Orwell had joined the Imperial Indian Police, thereby making an apparently overt anti-intellectual choice rather than go to university, as most of his classmates at Eton did, he was definitely not uneducated or even unsophisticated” (Firchow, 81). “Shooting an Elephant” was written in the first person point of view, which I feel makes the writer and the
From the very beginning of Shooting An Elephant, George Orwell demonstrates ambivalence through his affiliations with Imperialist Britain, his sense of self among the Burmese, and his ties to the elephant. In the second paragraph, Orwell says: “All I knew was that I was stuck between my hatred of the empire I served and my rage against the evil-spirited little beasts who tried to make my job impossible.” We learn early in the essay that Orwell hates imperialism and the Burmans, already making him ambivalent. Although Orwell hates being a British official, he has a constant need to feel important and needed by the Burmans. Therefore, he is excited when called to help with a loose elephant rampaging in the bazaar. Throughout the piece, we experience Orwell’s internal conflict between the imperialist police force he is working for, and the rude Burmans people he is forced to deal with on a daily basis.
These two themes show the ugly side of war. Insanity among the soldiers and the way they view each other is very unusual. The soldiers can’t conform to one another or follow a common set of rules. The reader also sees that regardless of his mental state, Yossarian can’t be discharged. The theme of death, is one that is against war.
In the case of’’Shooting an elephant ‘’ we find the main character to be trapped in a dilemma which is that he hates the British Empire yet he represents it in Burma . This is ironic because he represents the oppressor ,The British Empire .This is exemplified when the main
“But perhaps it is because the red man is a savage and does not understand” (1), these are the words spoken in Chief Seattle’s “Letter to President Pierce: 1855.” Although Chief Seattle criticizes the white man for destroying earth; however the truth is Chief Seattle shows his inability to adapt to white culture. “There is no quite place in the white man’s cities” (1), at some point Chief Seattle got disconnected with everyday living and the way society is. He considered the earth and people living not to be his brother but his enemy, Chief Seattle claims that there is no place for him to hear the leaves of spring or the rustle of insect wings. Like a man dying for many days he is numb to others and their feelings he considered himself to
Evans was clearly a racist, evil man that found any words to sugarcoat the evil he wanted to inflict. He obviously has no respect for people as humans if he can call another being “parasites” and claim that part of being American is keeping the people inbred. Clancy on the other hand just seems to want to be fair and logic while keeping the law firm. He is more logic in the sense that he realizes immigrants are not problems, they are people, but people can be difficult as well. He makes it clear that all immigrants have positive and negatives because they are people not because their race makes any difference in their functionality as a hard working human.
He hated his job because he worked for the government. He despises imperialism and wants to quite but has not. This essay is an account of a controversial decision he made while living there. He is called about an elephant that has gone “must” and is loose in the village. “Must” is when male elephant is sexually active and extremely violent, so it is dangerous for it to be around people.
The colonial powers, especially Colonel Miles Quaritch had no dis regard to the life on the planet, considering them as hostile and uncivilized. They still continued their quest for the mineral despite acknowledging the fact that the entire planet would be in jeopardy once the sacred trees were destroyed. According to Parker Selfridge, the NAVI people were portrayed as inferior to humans labelling them as “blue monkeys” (Cameron & Landau, 2009), an insult to the Navi