The essay “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell follows a young man who works as a police officer in Moulmein in Lower Burma. At this time, the British had taken control of Burma and the people of the country were very harsh toward any European. George Orwell uses diction to explain his thoughts about the natives through the tone in this essay. Orwell’s tone is resentment toward the natives, which is conveyed by the narrator’s bitterness toward his job, his dislike for the people’s attitudes, and the fact that he shot the elephant to avoid ruining his reputation. The bitterness toward his job represents the tone of resentment in the essay.
George Orwell uses societal pressure in “Shooting An Elephant” to show the pressures a person faces. In “Shooting An Elephant” Orwell shoots an elephant that supposedly ravaged a bazaar. While going to find the elephant he had no intentions of shooting the elephant but just to scare it away. Once he started to look for the elephant the village started to follow Orwell. The village was only interested in shooting the elephant, “They had not shown much interest in the elephant when he was merely ravaging their homes, but it was different now that he was going to be shot”(Orwell 1321).
You’ll think about it and it'll worry you for quite a long time, but you won't pay for it”(122-123). Even though Mack and the boys attempted to do a good deed, it turned out horrible and it ruined Doc’s place which led to “Doc’s eyes flamed with a red animal rage” and that’s when he punched Mack. Mack accepted the punch from Doc because he knew that he messed up and made life harder for Doc because Doc knows he was the one cleaning up the mess. This is ironic because Steinbeck shows how Mack and the boys attempt to do a good deed by throwing Doc a surprise party, but it ends up destroying Doc’s place and angering him. This comes back to the role of the individual which is to pursue happiness, which is exactly what Mack and the boys tried
Strength and Supremacy A Discussion of Three Messages from George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant “So long as there is imperialism in the world, a permanent peace is impossible,” said Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah. George Orwell is the author of the story “Shooting an Elephant.” This story is a personal narrative in which Orwell looks back in time. Orwell’s story is about a police officer in Burma (George Orwell himself) who is faced with having to do something he does not want to do. Burma is a location in which majority of the people are poor and unlike most farmers, used elephants as manual labor. A control elephant is reported lost at the bazaar, Orwell is then called in to shoot the innocent and powerful animal.
People were scared at the rapid growth of this technology, that is why they wrote stories like “There Will Come Soft Rains”. During the 1950s, a lot of new Ray Bradbury was against material things and never liked how technology was becoming so popular. He believed that all these things were going to ruin us. In Kent Forrester’s critique on “There Will Come Soft Rains” he gives an example of Bradbury’s belief in the failure to technology: “the scurrying metal mice in ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ who are used as miniature vacuum cleaner, and who continue to work feverishly as their house burns down…” (Kent Forrester). Forrester is talking about the imagery Bradbury uses to express his feelings towards the subject of technology advancement.
Tom becomes despondent and tries to escape, and is at the zenith of the fence but then gets shot and dies. When Atticus breaks the grievous news to Scout, Aunt Alexandra and Calpurnia he says that, “Tom was tired of white men’s chances and preferred to take his own” (315). This means that Tom was tired of waiting on the white men, because they had not done anything good for him in his life. Being oblivious to the fact that Atticus could set him free he tries to escape because he does not think Atticus can do it. All in all Tom dies for no reason and represents a mockingbird because of that.
The concept of Cannibalism in "Diary of a Madman" is more of a crazy person who believed everyone was out to eat him including his own brother. As the days goes on he starts to get more paranoid at anyone who smiles or stares at him a certain way. In "Medicine" were loving family is trying to save the life of their only child. In the text, "In the other hand he holds a bright red mantou, it color drip-drip-dripping to the ground "Volume F, 254). Little- Bolt 's family believes that human blood could save his life, but in the end it failed and he passes away.
Throughout Hop-Frog’s time spent serving the king, the king and the seven ministers physically and mentally abused him; he lost his life in order to be forced to serve the king. Lastly, Hop-Frog helped others who the king would have hurt if he had survived. The king did nothing but hurt Hop-Frog with his harsh demands and his horrendous jokes. It is only fitting that Hop-Frog’s revenge is disguised as a joke. “I am simply Hop-Frog … and this is my last jest” (Poe
Luckily later on, it reveals that Francis ran away during an attempt to kill a lion, which caused him to be perceived as scared and cowardice. The people in the campsite saw everything that had happened, including Mr. Wilson, and his wife, Margaret. Francis and his wife never had a good relationship to begin with, so as soon as she saw him, even though she has felt contemptuous of Francis for a while, it increased the dislike that she had for him. The jungle symbolizes a way of survival of the fittest, and even though Francis was described as “very tall, very well build”, Wilson proved himself mightier than Francis (Hemingway 2). With his heroic act, Margaret begin to have a secret affair with Wilson, due to the fact that Francis made a complete embarrassment of himself and lost the respect of his wife.
An additional example would be the old man’s eye. It made the man a lunatic, in other words it drove him mad even murderous . “Whenever it fell upon me,my blood ran cold: and so by degrees-very gradually- I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever.”, 538:1. Geography also had a major impact on this story because there was no life in the room. Therefore there are no plant life or animals except the crow and the vulture,538:1.