The author compares how cleanly stripped the man’s skin was from his body to the hide skinned off of a rabbit. This again just shows how savagely the man was killed. However, now that the elephant has killed a man, the elephant must be put down. This duty lies upon the sub-divisional police officer. In order to make the people happy and protect those that he has sworn to protect, he must take down the rampaging elephant.
It is said that elephants can sense danger, though it is apparent that the elephant from Orwell’s short story is a brilliant exception. “Shooting an Elephant,” follows the struggles of an English police officer in a British controlled section of Lower Burma. In the story, the officer leaves to deal with a tame elephant that had escaped its owner and was left to rampage the town. The officer observes the damages on his way to the elephant and slowly collects a crowd of Burmese citizens. Once the officer is finally led to the elephant, he notices how calm and regal the creature is but realizes that he must kill the elephant to appease the crowd that had come to watch.
Hannah Edmiston Boudreau AP Language Friday 25 September, 2015 Shooting an Elephant Analyzing Rhetorical Devices Shooting an Elephant, written by George Orwell in 1936, describes his experience working as a British officer located in Moulmein, Burma. He writes his essay to reveal the cruelty and disastrous outcome of imperialism he witnesses. Orwell uses strong resource of language such as symbolism, metaphors and imagery to express his disdain for British imperialism. Orwell uses symbolism to connect the character of the elephant to the effects of imperialism. In the beginning of the essay, the elephant manifests an unbending tantrum.
A British officer called in for additional troops and they too were attacked so they had to fire into the mob. Parliament passed the Tea Act, which gave the British East Indians company a complete monopoly of the American tea business meaning the colonists could only buy tea from this company. The colonists opposed this law even though it lowered the price of tea. They viewed the tea Act as merely another example
From my point of view, it seems that obviously the jeker (Hop Frog) has a great feeling of inferiority and difusion about himself for the continues insults and negative feedbacks. That in consequence, it evolves to revenge and rage towards the king and his ministers. The reason why this has happened is that he gets truly obsessed with the horrible actions they made on Trippeta and focused on a way to “return the
George Orwell: “Shooting an Elephant In “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell we get to look through the eyes of an officer in the India Imperial Police. Orwell represents the evils of imperialism by using symbolism including “The sea of yellow faces”, “the hunting rifle”, and “shooting the elephant”. Orwell’s use of “The sea of yellow faces” shows a deviation between the Burmese and himself. He shows this by stating “…I ought not to shoot him” (326). He doesn’t want to shoot the elephant but he knows he has to because they are watching and he has to prove his power.
Reading Response “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell is a story about what he went through when he was a policeman in Burma, and why he shot an elephant, “solely to avoid looking [like] a fool.” “[He] was hated by a large numbers of people,” and in a way tortured for things that he didn’t even understand what he was doing. He perceived that him and his other european cohorts were doing the right thing, but he also hated that fact that they were there. At first I assumed that this essay was going to be about just killing an elephant for fun and how it made him feel. I was surprised to find out that it’s actually about a policeman who was called to help get a rogue elephant and he is basically forced to kill the elephant; he doesn’t want
he said curtly” (Conrad 56). This of course just reinforces the idea that black people are bloodthirsty and man-eating savages. The second one is “ 'Mistah Kurtz- he dead. '” said by “the manager’s boy” (Conrad 87). Güven claims that “their silence can be interpreted as silent defiance against the European colonialism” (86), but he ignores the fact that Conrad – a European, a white man – made them silent.
However, his internal conflict arose because of his dislike for the Burmese people. When working in Burma, he found his daily interaction with the Burmese people to be unpleasant and enervating. Even in the first paragraph of Shooting An Elephant, he says: “In the end the sneering yellow faces of young men that met me everywhere, the insults hooted after me when I was at a safe distance, got badly on my nerves. The young Buddhist priests were the worst of all. There were several thousands of them in the town and none of them seemed to have anything better to do except stand on street corners and jeer at Europeans.” (Orwell, 1319).
Standing Up to the Crowd in The Help and To Kill a Mockingbird “If you want to be a real human being - a real woman, a real man - you cannot tolerate things which put you to indignation, to outrage. You must stand up. I always say to people, 'Look around; look at what makes you unhappy, what makes you furious, and then engage yourself in some action”(Stephane Hessel). The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is from the perspective of a little girl named Scout and it is about her father, Atticus Finch trying to helplessly defend an innocent black man from the racist justice system that was present during the 1930s. The movie, The Help by Tate Taylor, is about the treatment of African American maids during the 1960s and the main character, Skeeter Phelan trying to help them by publishing a novel about how the maids were treated like and how it affected their life.
To begin, the influences of each character lead to the creation of their own values and beliefs. It is evident, that the background of which each protagonist bases their values off of, are completely different. In Shooting An Elephant, he is a police officer which in this society makes him an obvious target; due to him being in an alliance with the British. He explains that, “the insults hooted after me got on my nerves” and this is a factor for the silence of his voice (Orwell). Orwell develops a character, that struggles with controlling his beliefs since he is a member of the minority in Moulmein.