Orwell feels like an outcast rebel, he wants the Burmese to stand up against the British Empire. Young Orwell sets the tone of how he is torn between doing his job and doing what was morally and ethically right. (shooting the elephant or letting it live) 3. Some analogies that Orwell uses are: the elephant looked no more dangerous than a cow, grandmotherly. They watched me like a conjurer about to perform a trick.
If Temas does not kill the lion it will kill him and even if he friends save him from the lion he will be looked down upon for not killing the lion by himself. The reasons were different because Temas did it to impress Kileghen and so that when they are moving the cattle if a lion attempts to kill them they will kill it first. They must know how to kill the lion with know else’s help so that when it counts they can do it by themselves. He wanted to impress Kileghen so that she would not like Medoto anymore, but him instead. Jerry’s reasons were different because he did it to only prove to him that he could do it, and to prove that he could be a man and do something without his mom.
The mayor was offended by most of the catalogue which includes dead animals, a human statue made of blood, and, the one he found most offensive, the Virgin Mary depicted using a piece of elephant manure on a cloth. Mayor Giuliani says, ‘You do not have the right to government subsidy for desecrating somebody else’s religion. (561)’ What he means is that the government is not going to pay the museum to have this portrait stained with elephant compost in its exhibit when so many people have a strong religious belief in the Virgin Mary and see this as defiling their beliefs. With a $23 million annual budget, the museum receives close to $7 million annually in operating cost from the city. The city provides more than 30 percent of the annual cost and has set aside almost $20 million more to do work on the museum.
In the two readings, Journal of the First Voyage to America and Shooting an Elephant, the authors, Christopher Columbus and George Orwell, had two very different views of the inhabitants of the locations they were in with Columbus being in San Salvador and Orwell being in Burma. The cause of the different views could be that where Orwell was he had been living with them and had to deal with all of their insults and criticisms because he was a British policemen who was there to enforce all of the rules established by Britain in the area and this caused many people to fear and despise him because of his job. But, in the location where Columbus was he was just visiting the land and was there to befriend the peoples so that they would have good
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
After a rampant elephant kills a man, Orwell is in a position where he feels he has to kill the elephant. George Orwell does not want to shoot the elephant, yet the circumstance drives him to it. If I were in his position, I would not have given in to
DID HE HAVE ANY OTHER CHOICE? In ma opinion I would say this is a grey situation meaning that it’s not black and it’s not white its in the middle, basically it’s a 2 sided case. I would start off by saying lennie had no right to act as God in taking his best friend’s life just because he made a mistake, God is the giver and taker of life so George had no right to take lennie’s life. There are many other ways in which George could have dealt with lennie for instance he could have taken lennie to the police, if he could have killed someone like a brother to him just like that then obviously he could have easily taken him 2 the police station and left him there to be taken care of. He could have easily told the police men what was wrong
Freda Amponsah Professor Insolera English 107B*2 April 3, 2012 Giving Up, Fitting in the Society There are a lot of people who sacrifice their principles and values to be accepted in their community and to gain society’s approval. “Salvation” by Langston Hughes , George Orwell’s in “Shooting an Elephant” and “Once more to a lake.” by E.B. White these deal with the idea of fitting into society in very dissimilar ways. George Orwell explains in “Shooting an Elephant” the fights that he faces trying when to gain the public support and respect when he shoots down in blameless animal and sacrifices what he accept as true. However, he respects the people even though they reject him, Langston Hughes in “Salvation, describes how he was forced
This speech is different from the others in that he uses very vivid and disturbing images when he is trying to convince the governor to surrender his city. Although this speech does use Henry’s same rhetoric he isn’t leading anyone in a sense. He actually says that if the city doesn’t surrender he will lose control of his army and they will go off and do whatever they want. Henry says, “ your infants spitted upon pikes”(38) which draws a not so pleasant image. It almost leads us to question Henry’s morals if he is willing to kill infants.
The danger this elephant brought to the people was evident. The author did not have the intention at first to kill the elephant but brought an elephant rifle for protection. This caused people to follow out of curiosity. The elephant was now peacefully grazing in some fields as the author approaches. Seeing the animal so peaceful made him question what to do next.