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.
Britt’s audience is fat people. I don’t really think she cares if thin people read her essay, she is writing to amuse fat people and maybe make them feel a little better about themselves. A few rhetoric strategies she used were pathos, humor, repetition, compare and contrasting, and cause and effect. Britt uses cause and effect in her essay to explain why thin people are the way they are. One example of this is when she writes, “Thin people turn surly, mean and hard at a young age because they never learn the value of a hot fudge sundae for easing tension.
His fingers become covered with a yellow stain and people think that he is hygienically unclean. He forces Toby to do the paper round but exploits him and does not give him his money which angers Toby (221); he has to pawn his rifles. He is referred to as a “sissy” because he initially he does not want to fight Arthur. He abuses him because he discards the almost-empty mustard bottle (171) and when Dwight strikes him despite his finger injury, Rosemary finally knows she must remove Toby from the household.
Bilal Adem Professor Boyle English 111 18 January 2012 Response to the high cost of manliness Robert Jensen writes in his essay “The High Cost of Manliness” that our culture defines the idea of masculinity in a way that it creates certain expectations that have to be fulfilled. Jensen talks about the aspects biology and culture that affect our view of humanity. Jensen says that masculinity is associated with traits such as seeking control, aggression, and competition. Jensen also talks about the consequences such as rape and vulnerability that are connected to the fact that men and women are different, but Jensen later counters that argument by mentioning that men and women are more alike than they are different. Most importantly men can also be associated with the ideals of caring and sacrifice.
Why did she pick fairytales to link obesity to? I believe its because children are the easiest target for obesity. Their minds can be persuaded a lot easier with the use of sugary and unhealthy snacks in combination with fairy tales. In the last stanza the author basically says she is looking for a new beginning. She reaches out
Accused of her skimpy attire, she discovers that her yearning to be seductive has left her helpless when she becomes aware of the position of which she has put herself. The Fancy Herring Snacks that Queenie purchases, takes on a symbolic value in Sammy’s eyes. Instantly, Sammy visualizes himself in Queenie’s living room surrounded by her parents and other wealthy adults. Rather than be offended by Queenie for her social advantages, Sammy envies her
As he is walking around the house he suddenly runs into the snake and it bites him. Sykes screams out for Delia in so much pain. She hears the cries and debates on going in to help him but she was frozen in fear. Delia stays away, leaving him in pain. She slowly approaches him as he is on his hands and knees.
Why don’t you come and be saved? Oh, Lamb of God! Why don’t you come? (180).” In “Shooting an Elephant” Orwell illustrates the peer-pressure put on him by explaining the number of people following him. He first starts by saying: “As I started forward practically the whole population of the quarter flocked out of the houses and followed me (287).” The crowd misunderstood him when he was holding the gun.
Frankenstein’s Creature and the Elephant Man are both outcasts, thrown into a world where all despise and run in terror upon seeing them. When the creature tells his story of the day he escaped, he was confused and stumbled upon civilization where everyone screamed “monster” in horror. John Merrick was also ridiculed throughout the movie from being a circus act and later a peep show for local drunks. The book and the movie both take place in bad weather such as rain and knight to create a mood of fright. They are both abused by their owner, the creature was abandoned to learn for himself and Merrick had a Circus master who would beat him.
Sadly, the pressures and expectations that the boy in “Greasy Lake” tries to live up to not only disturb him emotionally but lead to devastation for others as well. For the woman in “Hills like White Elephants” she is compliant and willing to lose everything she is worth to be brought in by a group of nomads, and commit her life to someone who does not love her as much as she loves him. Unfortunately, the themes displayed in these short stories can be transcribed to reality and many people have fallen to the pressures they face in society. Some pressures throughout history have been disastrous and lead to deaths, irrevocable mistakes, disease, and remorse. It is important for people to love who they are and embrace themselves first.