George Orwell: Shooting An Elephant

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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. Also the sea represents how the Burmese are surrounding him, and causes a sense of overwhelmed feelings. He said he felt “like a puppet managed by the Burmese”. (327). This caused
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