Response To Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

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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
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