The character describes how much intimidation from the crowd by over exaggerating the number of people following him. This illusion puts pressure on the reader and we too feel the importance of killing the elephant. The example given shows the solutions we find are not to satisfy our needs but the people around us. The elephant’s suffering opens the shooter’s eyes to his mistake while the hearts of the people remain
The narrative description of the brutality endured by the elephant stayed hours after reading Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”. The barbaric torture portrayed in the statement: “He was dying, very slowly and in great agony, but in some world remote from me where not even a bullet could damage him further.” (Orwell, par. 12). He likely replayed the scenario in his head multiple times, with different outcomes.
Jenny wants to apply lotion on the elephant, ashe wants to love the elephant, she wants to fix the broken relationship. She can’t speak with the elephant because it is angry and going through rampage breaking stuff in her apartment. For the elephant, the only way to deal with the situation is to be angry. The elephant is abusive, Hopkinson describes the elephant hitting her with her trunk and making her fly into the wall. I see this as the partner punching or pushing Jenny into the wall.
The cause for the drop in elephants is poachers killing them for their tusks. The effect is less elephants in the world. If there are less elephants what will people see on safari trips. Poachers are very bad because they kill elephants. Poachers need to just get a real job.
The dragon influences Grendel to believe killing would solve his problems. The effects turned negative and caused Grendel to pave his death. Grendel ditched the Shaper's theories and wholeheartedly followed the dragon. " I no longer remember exactly what [the Shaper} sang"(77). Grendel became enraged by the Shaper's song.
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.
Even though the elephant had stopped causing destruction by the end of the story I believe Orwell did have to shoot the elephant because the elephant had caused a lot of destruction in the village and would have been made fun of if he hadn’t. As I read Shooting An Elephant, I noticed the elephant was causing mass destruction because it was angry. If it were angry that means there was a cause to it becoming angry but it would have not been a good choice upon the actions of Orwell if he had gone to look for the source of the elephant’s anger. That would cause more destruction. “It had already destroyed somebody's bamboo hut, killed a cow and raided some fruit
“Shooting an Elephant”, by George Orwell, is a story of Orwell as a cop in a barbaric society where the law was never really taken seriously. As you can probably tell from the title of the story, an elephant gets shot and Orwell is the one who did it. Many believe that Orwell killed the elephant because he was peer pressured to do so by the townspeople that were staring at him and mocking him for being a weak coward. That may seem like the right answer, but then Orwell begins to write about the thoughts that were running through his mind.
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.
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.”
Most of the human race owns a tamed animal, such as a dog or cat, for companionship. However, Jade DeLuna has jumped to the other side of the tracks and taken in the companionship of elephants. Throughout the book, “The Nature of Jade,” Deb Caletti uses the idea of elephants to treat a young adult of her anxiety and panic disorder. The author constantly mentions a reoccurring theme of elephants throughout the book as well. Explicitly, Jade is a young, overachieving senior who sees her family and friends begin to gradually split as time goes by.
One theme that is shown in the book is “even the smallest of people can save the mightiest”. This is shown in the book when the small mouse saves the mighty lion from the trap. Another theme is “you never know how you actions could influence someone’s decisions”. For example, if the lion would have harmed the mouse when he jumped on him, than I am certain that the mouse wouldn’t have felt obligated to help the lions get out of the net. The last them is “even the littlest of friends could provide the greatest friendship”.
Non-human primate infants are usually seen in the wild interacting strictly with their mothers. The research question I proposed was, do infants interact mainly with their mothers, or do the males sometimes carry and feed the infants as well? In my research I wanted to observe all species that I saw. This included White Faced Capuchin Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, and Spider Monkeys. The first species I studied was the Cebus capucinus (white faced capuchin monkey)
Lennie is unable to remember any survival instincts, seen when George tells him he will get sick like he was last night. Even with a fresh memory, Lennie couldn’t remember to not drink clean running water. If George were to run away with Lennie in order for a higher survival chance, there would be a warrant or bounty out for the arrest or death. Once they are caught, they are both in jeopardy of death by the government and would result in two deaths instead of one, when only one really deserved it.