As an opponent of political and social injustice, author George Orwell shows his disapproval for political corruption and political injustice through the display of pathos. Likewise, in “Shooting an Elephant,” readers detect George Orwell’s subjective opinions on imperialism through persuasion using pathos. Throughout the essay, the narrator uses expressions and feelings of fear, hatred, anxiety, doubt, and distress at the fact that he is in a position of no authority to inform the audience of his disapproval.
Both authors, Langston Hughes and George Orwell portrayed a sense of pressure and uneasiness from the crowds that watched on. The young Hughes felt ashamed of himself because technically everyone else has been saved (besides Westley). He began to feel overwhelmed as the church members looked at him confused and wondering why he was still on the mourners’ bench. The church made Hughes feel uncomfortable, the tension was too much for Hughes to handle so eventually he decided to, “ Lie, too, and say that Jesus had come, and get up and be saved” (Hughes 184).
Humans are addicted to the idea of being perfect. This idea stems from the notion that humans are born imperfect and need to change. A majority of people will agree that they are far from being perfect but not all of them will agree that they need to change into the perfect versions of themselves. Indian activist, Mohandas Gandhi disagrees with this. He believed humans should spend their lives seeking to become the perfect versions of themselves in every way possible.
We all know that he shoots the elephant was because thousands of people were watching behind him and expects him to do what is ought to do. He does not shoot the elephant, the British empire would also be at loss to. Even more, he has struggled a lot not to be laughed at by the people of Burmese and in an instant, it would be a historical momentum for him if chose the elephant over his pride. The main purpose of the riffle bringing it with him was just a protection from the elephant that it might cause trouble again. But then again, it was a mistake for him to bring the rifle because people mistook it in a different way.
Literary texts can depict many problems and situations resonating with its readers. The English author George Orwell addresses situations like governmental control, historical periods marked by oppression and social problems like conformism. These topics are depicted in his works such as the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the essay “Shooting an Elephant” that is read by many students worldwide. Using these topics as an example, why should secondary students read these works by George Orwell? Firstly, though published 68 years ago, the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four can give students in secondary school a greater understanding of today’s government.
Racial Oppression by Society Introduction: Although it appeared that slaveholders had an intrinsic motivation to dehumanize slaves, society was the true cause of racial oppression. A societal paradigm can be defined an idealistic example or model that is agreed upon by the individuals of society. James Baldwin's A Talk to Teacher’s, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Frederick Douglass’ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and George Orwell ’s Shooting an Elephant, portray a common motif in which individuals are trapped within the expectations of society and forced to commit racial crimes.
In the passages How to Tell a True War Story by Tim O’Brien and Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell, there are many similarities and differences between the two passages, but the differences exceed the similarities. While both sections talk about a shooter, human death, and animal death; they differentiate in the shooters motives, pacing, and narration structure. Just as How to Tell a True War Story has the death of Curt Lemon, Shooting an Elephant also has the death of the coolie. In Tim O’Brien’s story, Curt Lemon is killed by a boobytrapped bomb in which O’Brien leads himself to believe is the sunlight. The passage goes on to describe the events leading up to Lemon’s death and how O’Brien believes that Curt Lemon would have thought the sunlight killed him and not the 105-round, “It was not the sunlight.
In Politics and the English Language, George Orwell dissuades the audience from carelessness when writing or speaking the English language. Orwell points out that society has become comfortable with using “dead” metaphors, using complicated and scientific words when unnecessary, not being concise, and using the passive voice far too often. Orwell effectively calls his audience to action by utilizing the element of pathos. Orwell makes the striking point that many times, politicians use a “mashed-up mixture” of complicated words and phrases to conceal the true meaning of what they are saying. Many times, what these politicians want to say is too ghastly for the general populace, and so they use a
In his passage, Orwell uses tone to show his passion. Throughout lines 28-35 Orwell uses words such as, “impossible,” “defeated,” and “inevitable” to show how passionate he is about this topic. He uses these strong adjectives to show his strong views on the subject. He, again, is talking about how he views friendships as more valuable than religion. Orwell’s tone is also contemptuous of religion.
Almost everyone has experienced peer pressure at least once in their lifetime,either on a small scale or a large one, in a positive or a negative way. Peer pressure is simply when someone gets you to do something. It is quite easy to get influenced by peer pressure (especially in the teenage years) because everyone wants to fit in and not be left out. Teens sometimes give into peer pressure by doing risky things. Correct friends -are more likely to- play more safe decisions in general.