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.
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.
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,
But this is not what he would prefer to do. After he finds the big elephant he have gather a big audience of the locals that all are excited to see what he is going to do. He can feel that they would like him to shot the animal and he also starts to think that this could be an opportunity for him to get some popularity among the locals. So he decides to use all his bullets to shot the elephant, but the big animal is still not dead. This results in that the elephant gets a slow and very painful death.
Kaz Kim Nov. 7th 2010 WR97 Analytical Summary Analytical Summary: Shooting an Elephant In "Shooting an Elephant," by George Orwell, Orwell recounts an event from his life when he was about twenty years old during which he had to choose the lesser of two evils. Many years later, the episode seems to still haunt him. The story takes place at some time during the five unhappy years Orwell spends as a British police officer in Burma. He detests his situation in life, and when he is faced with a moral dilemma, a valuable work animal has to die to save his pride. Orwell begins to show his inner conflict by stating how he feels about being a European imperial policeman.
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.
Operation Elephant Ark Snake, bird, tree, fan, and rope are descriptions of elephants from three blind men. Anyone that has visited a zoo knows that elephants are huge mammals gray to brownish colors that have long trunks, massive tusk, and large floppy ears. Elephants are primarily a habitat of Africa; however, in some locations such as, Ungoba elephants are becoming extinct because of aggressive poaching. To remedy the decreasing number of elephants, The Huduma Foundation, an animal rights activist group of the country volunteer to relocate elephants from Zakinaka an overpopulated location to Ungoba. During the simulation I act as the project manager for the animal rights activist group and I will recap the benefits, restrictions, and bottleneck or unforeseen problems and the changes that occur to time and risk.
Elephant Poaching There were once an estimated 360 species of elephants on the planet. Today, there are only three. Of the remaining species, all three are endangered. Researchers have warned that by the year 2020, there could be no elephants left in the wild. (WWF) We run the risk of losing them forever.
Macbeth can then see mirrors reflecting from person to person and sees Banquo sitting on a throne, then he sees Banquo’s murder, with an axe stuck in his back, and smiling and waving at him, then he smashes the mirror and falls to the ground. He lies on his back with no one and nothing around him, absolutely no sign of the witches. In the play, Macbeth doesn’t arrive until the witches have finished preparing the cauldron. The witches are not naked and there are only three of them with Hecate (Hecate is the leader of the three witches; she directs supernatural happenings and appearances including the mystical apparitions). The apparitions are completely different, the first apparition is an armed head not an armed body.
This movie was all about non-ethical and lazy like sayings, such as: “lets get it over quick” and “who really cares”. One guy, the 8th juror, did not agree with these saying’s and believed that a tough decision like this could not be decided in 5 minutes. He played a smart game, which we call ’playing devils advocate’. While the 11 men thought the person charged was guilty, this one juror thought differently. The 12 angry men were your average men, but each one had a different side.