In the end of this essay the author decides that he should kill the elephant instead of letting it live. In Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell has some important things that people need to know. The first thing that George Orwell want to tell the readers in the essay Shooting an Elephant, is about how he realized that the British empire relied on imperialism very much. George Orwell noticed that the British empire was very into imperialism because of when he went to stay in Burma to be a police officer for their people. Imperialism is the extending of a country’s power and influence through diplomacy and military force.
This awareness plays a role in his deciding to shoot the elephant because if he didn’t, the Burman’s would question British authority and think of them as weak (Orwell). Aside from
His mind altered from “I ought not to shoot him” to “I had got to do it” and also to “But I did not want to shoot the elephant”. All of those depictions related to the “immense” crown that had followed the narrator expecting him to kill the elephant. This can be analyzed from his own words: “I was only an absurd puppet pushed to and fro by the will of those yellow faces behind”. “And he also realizes that to shoot the elephant would be not only unnecessary but quite immoral. But he is not a free agent; he is part of the impartial system (Ingle,
In Between Desires and Expectations In the narrative, “Shooting an Elephant”, George Orwell writes about his memory of shooting an elephant, when he was a police officer in Moulmein, Lower Burma and shows the nature of imperialism. Firstly, he was not going to kill the elephant, because this “monster” elephant, who was destroying the city, was completely peaceful and calm, when he found it. However, the locals were expecting him to kill the elephant and put him under the pressure. He had inner conflict between his will to win the sympathy of Burmese and his sorrow of hiding his true intentions. He shoots the elephant at the end of his inner conflict in order not to look like a fool to the locals, to show his feelings as an Anglo-Indian in Burma and as a European to be the hero of the locals.
Throughout “Shooting An Elephant” , Orwell’s narrative style brings out internal and external conflicts that are relatable in society today. The narrator faces multiple internal and external conflicts. One external conflict being the Burmese and how they mock him because he is a representative of the British Empire, but he will do what it takes to show them he is not a fool. "I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool."(Orwell). In
George Orwell held a unique perspective on Britain’s involvement in Burma. Through his own experiences in Burma, he developed an inner struggle between following orders and opposing imperialism, that he expressed in the story Shooting an Elephant. Orwell was born under the name Eric Blair in colonial India. As an adult, he joined the Imperial Police stationed in Burma, where he soon discovered a conflict brewing within himself. He was naturally a reflective person, analyzing what he saw to be obvious disparities in the two sides of an Imperialistic relationship.
As a result, he has an inner debate in believing if killing the animal was the right thing to do or not, “it seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him” (4) allows the readers to understand the importance of the elephant. Orwell describes the elephant as a “huge and costly piece of machinery” (3) and feels that it is
Police brutality must be stopped so that police do not forget who they are serving – not themselves, but the public. This means that even the criminals, who are a part of the public, have certain rights, particularly, civil rights. Police brutality causes a major concern in today’s society in America and a resolution is imminent. These racial prejudices are rooted in America’s deep psyche to grasp its power, we must move American original sin, slavery, and its corollary the terrible fear transmitted from generation to generation of a revolt. Police misconduct can be described as any inappropriate behavior on the part of any law enforcement officer that is either illegal or immoral or both.
He was later adopted by a ruler of Ratchaburi province, and later named him ‘Phaya Phan’. Ratchaburi that time was vassal state which was governed under Nakhon Chai Sri. The vassal states at that time have to send tributes to Nakhon Chai Sri regularly. But Phaya Phan stopped to send the tributes because he realized that he wanted to conquer Nakhon Chai Sri, which was ruled by Phaya Gong. So he sent a letter to Phaya Gong for an elephant war battle.
OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES OF NIGERIA’S FOREIGN POLICY SINCE INDEPENDENCE The Nigerian foreign policy, since her independence, has attributed a lot to the unstable federal balance between three ethnically and politically divided federal states and in order to address this issue the political leadership sought to project Nigeria's external objectives into a wider pan-Africanist framework. This has been the motivating force of the pre-independence nationalist movement and was for that reason a major influence in the political leadership's philosophical views and socio-political experience. The Nigerian leadership declared a foreign policy that made a close commitment to the more abstract, and less internally sensitive, continental whole, to