The author compares how cleanly stripped the man’s skin was from his body to the hide skinned off of a rabbit. This again just shows how savagely the man was killed. However, now that the elephant has killed a man, the elephant must be put down. This duty lies upon the sub-divisional police officer. In order to make the people happy and protect those that he has sworn to protect, he must take down the rampaging elephant.
“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. He says, “...I was very glad that the coolie had been killed; it put me legally in the right and it gave me a sufficient pretext for shooting the elephant.”, because he tried to make himself feel better about killing the elephant by saying that the elephant deserved to die for killing a man, thus Orwell said that it was kind of like pleading self-defense.
Further into the story, when considering the relationship between the elephant and the caretaker, he says there was a “special warmth, the sense of trust, between them” (324). Regardless of how odd it is, the protagonist never questions this relationship and never seems to think it is out of the ordinary. He also explains that when he saw them together the day before the elephant vanished “the difference between them had shrunk” (325), suggesting that either the elephant had become smaller or the caretaker had grown. Both of these outcomes are not only extremely unlikely but also completely absurd, yet this is the only conclusion that makes sense to him. As well as the main character’s seemingly unaffected reaction to everything, another interesting aspect of this story is that the mystery of what actually happened to the elephant is never answered, leaving the reader to come up with his own
Because he can physically see the elephant, he believes he already knows the truth. This seemingly leads to him attempting to swindle the villagers for another chance to identify the elephant in the coming year. This deception is an indication of the traveler’s confidence in his own wisdom. He is wrong to assume that because he can see physically, he is wiser than the villagers and has the capabilities to con them. Thus, one’s physical capability to see in no way effects his or her own wisdom.
Beowulf's views on the news of the dragon: “He had scant regard/ for the dragon as a threat, no dread at all/ of its courage and strength, for he had kept going/ often in the past” (2347-50). Beowulf’s courage is so great that he has no fear of any monster or foe that attacks his people or home. He does not see the fire-breathing dragon as a threat at all. In time, Beowulf becomes king and takes on the responsibility of protecting his people and, in this instance, from a fire-breathing, raging dragon. Beowulf declares to his people: “This fight is not yours/ nor is it up to any man except me” (2532-33).
“The crowd grew very still, and a deep, low, happy sigh, as of people who see the theater curtain go up at last” (Orwell 91). The people of the village targeted Orwell because he was the police officer, but, once the elephant came into the village jeopardizing their safety they were all dependent on Orwell. If Orwell did not shoot the elephant he would have been seen as a
The principle is just like it is with sleep and waking, he explained. If we don’t sleep well at night, we aren’t completely awake during the day, and we work less efficiently as a consequence. To find out whether restricted feeding alone, without a change in calorie intake, could prevent metabolic disease, Panda’s team fed mice either a standard or high-fat diet with one of two types of food access: ad lib feeding or restricted access. The time-restricted mice on a high-fat diet were protected from the adverse effects of a high-fat diet and showed improvements in their metabolic and physiological rhythms. They gained less weight and suffered less liver damage.
The character that had showed these characteristics is Noah Perry. To illustrate why this character matches the element is when he had stabbed Lucious. The reason why he did that is because he had heard about the engagement between him and his dearest friend Ivy Walker. He was crying and angry that he stabbed him but he knew what he was doing was wrong so he was angry with himself but it didn’t stop him from trying to kill him. The second example when he had escaped his quiet room and dressed as those “they don’t speak of” and goes to the woods.
No one had tried to resist arrest. Many Negroes had gone voluntarily to the sheriff’s office to see if their names were on the list, and were disappointed when they were not” (Doc 8). Getting arrested was like getting rewarded for their actions, so people got disappointed when they were not. Participating in these movements was a great privilege for
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