The power of peer pressure can evidently raise an error in judgement as it allows you to act in a manner to please others before pleasing yourself. Peer-pressure is an influential demonstration of how someone can neglect the morals of themselves in order to please others around them. This dilemma was evident in George Orwell 's “Shooting an Elephant” as the power of peer pressure forced George Orwell to shoot an elephant he originally didn’t want to shoot. Nevertheless, the power of peer pressure forced him to act out the will of others around him. This is an influential demonstration of how peer pressure can make a person neglect their own morals and consciousness just to please those around them.
Where he says, “But even then I was not thinking particularly of my own skin, only of the watchful yellow faces behind”, was implying the fact that he wanted the town to recognize him. It, no doubt, made him feel like he should be the hero. He had two choices: kill the elephant or let it go, and what did he choose? He chose to kill it all to get praised by the people. He didn’t care how if felt.
Orwell did not want to be taken as a joke, he wanted them to respect him. “with two thousand people marching at my heels, and then to trail feebly away, having done nothing -- no, that was impossible. The crowd would laugh at me. And my whole life, every white man's life in the East, was one long struggle not to be laughed at"(Orwell 299). However, Orwell eventually shoots the elephant so that he does not look like a
The townspeople become excited when they finally see a police officer armed with a weapon that is ready to end the destruction of the “rampaging” elephant. However, the narrator has no intentions of killing the animal. Actually, he knows that he does not want to kill the elephant as he was it as a “serious matter to shoot a working elephant – it is comparable to destroying a huge and costly piece of machinery – and obviously one ought not to do it if it can possibly be avoided” (4). At this point in the story, his conflict transgresses to more than just right versus wrong. He now feels pressured to either please the “natives’ and take down this “beast”, fulfill his role as a white British policeman, or to do what he believes is the best thing to do.
In the beginning of the essay, the elephant manifests an unbending tantrum. The rampage kills a local man and destroys much of the village. Orwell, by using a tumultuous elephant destroying the village, is a reference to imperialism and its disastrous effects. Orwell writes, “He was lying on his belly with arms crucified and head sharply twisted to one side… (Most of the corpses I have seen looked devilish. )” to show how imperialism’s devastation was the opposite of the initial extension of Britain 's influence through colonization.
George Orwell’s essay, Shooting an Elephant, describes his experience killing an out of control elephant while working as a police officer in the British colony of Burma. It highlights the cruelness of imperialism by showing the effects of Britain's control of Burma. In his essay, Orwell utilizes figurative language in order to explain his opposition and hatred towards the system of imperialism. To begin with, Orwell objects the idea of imperialism through the use of imagery. While working for the British in Burma, Orwell witnesses some atrocious events: “The wretched prisoners huddling in the stinking cages of the lockups, the grey, cowed faces of the long-term convicts, the scarred buttocks of the men who has been flogged with bamboos…”
Orwell begins his essay, Shooting an Elephant, by explaining the actions of the Burmese people and by expressing his contempt for imperialism. He appeals to the empathy of the audience by stating the actions of the Burmese people: “if a European woman went through the bazaars alone somebody would probably spit betel juice over her dress” (Orwell, 1), “When a nimble Burman tripped me up on the football field and the referee (another Burman) looked the other way, the crowd yelled with hideous laughter.” (1). Actions with which would be more expected of the European imperialists rather than the Burmese people themselves. He clearly states his contempt for Imperialism through the following statement on his life and job: "All I knew was that I was stuck between my hatred for the empire I served and my rage against the evil-spirited little beasts who tried to make my job impossible.” (1). He uses the rhetorical device of figurative language to give the reader a strong image of his feeling
In “Shooting an Elephant” George Orwell writes about his grueling experience as a police officer in the East, and his attempt to kill an elephant that horribly wrong. In the East, the inequalities of life are more prevalent, and Orwell observes these in his essay. In “The Death of the Moth” Virginia Woolf writes about her own experience of death, when she witnessed a moth perish in front of her. Woolf compares all of these equalities between a moth and other living things. Though Orwell writes about the inequalities of life, his own opinion is more akin to Woolf’s view that all life is equal.
As this plays out, Blacksad manages to shoot the ‘rat’ and the ‘goanna’, questioning the slowly dying ‘goanna’, until he eventually uncovers the name of the culprit. Ivo Statoc is the most powerful and richest businessman in the city. Natalia was shot by Statoc in cold blood (as she was not a one man kind of woman) and then Statoc went to torture Leon and then killed him in the same cold blood. This ends with a confrontation between Statoc and Blacksad. Statoc offers Blacksad a job and then money as a form of justice, of which Blacksad rejects both and shoots Statoc.
Poaching Is Affecting Our Lives One day there was a man walking in the desert and then there was other man coming from the opposite side with a gun. On the other side there is a elephant drinking water and the guy with the gun shot and killed the elephant.The other guy just walk up to that man and said “ Did that animal choose to die” I feel like it should be a bigger deal than it currently is, all though some people think poaching isn’t a big deal,Poaching is a big problem in the world today.It is important to know the difference between hunting and poaching,The amount of how many animals are getting killed, and what you can do to help prevent it. How come we have a choice to live and animals don't? Poaching is a problem in the World. United States is second