But secretly inside he hated the environment in which he lived, he hated the imperialistic government in which resided in Burma, and he hated the residents of Burma. “…I thought the greatest joy in the world would be to drive a bayonet into a Buddhist priest’s guts.” (Page 310) He felt all of this hatred for the people around him, but yet he felt as if he had to go along with everything and everyone else just to live in harmony. As Orwell was summoned to the “tiny incident” as he called it, taking care of the elephant situation, he found that the residents of the village did not know exactly what was going on with the elephant until they found out that there could possibly be a shooting, or at least some excitement. For example, he asked some of the villagers if they had seen the elephant. Some said that the elephant went to the left and some said that the elephant went to the right and some did not even know about the elephant at all.
An out of control elephant was ravaging the bazaar. So he loads up his rifle, which he says is “too small to kill an elephant, but the noise might be useful for scaring him off” (Orwell, 1936) In my opinion, the right thing to do because I do not condone the killing of helpless animals, if the situation can be controlled. As soon as Orwell gets to the elephant, after some gruesome images of a coolie being trampled by the elephant, he has to make up his mind whether or not to shoot the elephant, which is minding its own business by now in a field a few yards away. Now as the natives and townspeople are following him, basically egging him on to shoot the elephant. Something he clearly does not want to do, he feels the pressures of looking like a fool versus not.
When Orwell fires the first and second shot the elephant did not hit the ground, only after the third shot did the elephant collapse. Orwell then tries to put the elephant out of its misery by firing his pistol several times, but the elephant still continued to live. 2. The first two paragraphs set the scene and tone for the readers to have a better understanding of the events that will happen. Orwell feels like an outcast rebel, he wants the Burmese to stand up against the British Empire.
There are four things that the elephant did in the bazaar that greatly effected the community. It started with a hut being destroyed. Then the elephant killed a cow and ate their fruit. This caused a great lost of food for the Burmese population. After that it flipped over a garbage truck, it being a third world country it was not the cleanest place already.
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.
But he is one of those oppressors because he works for the British, but he also feels oppressed with guilt by seeing the torture they bring to these people. Orwell has a torn mindset and explains that this is one of the results of imperialism. He also uses similes in his story to make the reader understand and visualize the occurrence. The most important similes he used was when he explained how the elephant fell, “like a rock toppling” and “his trunk reaching as a tree”, and how he vividly compared the blood coming from the elephant with a thick red velvet. It just seems that Orwell is just describing the elephant but the elephant is more like an extended metaphor or a symbol of Imperialism.
The Deadly Impact of Fear People may think that their greatest fear is a ferocious animal, lightning speed, terrifying heights, or a venomous insect but the greatest fear of all is fear itself. When placed in an unfamiliar setting over an extended period of time, like the boys in William Golding’s novel The Lord of the Flies, fear escalates as time goes on. This is illustrated when the boys were unable to kill a pig when they had the right opportunity, to then brutally killing a pig as time progressed. To finally, killing one of their own. Lord of the Flies is the perfect example of how fear is a deadly driving force.
Mehreen Farooq Period 4 The Elephant Man (Extra Credit) In society, people are often looked down upon or mistreated because of their differences. They are often judged based on their outer appearance. Sometimes physical imperfections can lead to staring, harsh treatment, and even social inequalities. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Thomas Gibbons' Elephant Man, two men were treated as outcasts because of society's prejudice towards people who are physically different. Frankenstein’s Creature and the Elephant Man are both outcasts, thrown into a world where all despise and run in terror upon seeing them.
Spill her blood” (96). Jack becomes obsessed with hunting and has control over the boys because of their fear of the beast. So when told to kill the pig, they’re loyal and do so. In shattering Glass, most of Rob’s friends are hesitant to take part in his plan to transform Simon, but stay loyal to him. “That’s not real power; true power would be making the sheep like Simon.
His own family disapproved of it. The reason for that was because they knew it was going to be biased. There were too many risks in taking that case. He risks being criticized by the townsfolk in Maycomb. Mrs. Dubose criticizes him at one point and says, “Atticus is a Nigger lover!” or when she says, “Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” He also puts his re-election for legislature in jeopardy because of all the racist people living there.