When we have peers and they want us to do something, sometimes it isn’t always easy to say no. In this story, there are over two thousand people watching the police officer as he is aiming at the elephant. He does not want to shoot this elephant, but he knows if he doesn’t, all of the people that came all this way will be disappointed and hate him more than they already do. None of them even say anything to him about shooting the elephant, but they all came to watch. He assumes that they want him to shoot the elephant.
He rushed to the site with his rifle to stop the elephant but when he got there he found the elephant eating peacefully like a cow. Which huge crowed around him, George didn’t want to look weak in front of the locals and at same
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.
Moreover, both O’Brien and Coppola use the annihilation of animals and humans as a symbolic representation of characters’ loss of morality. In The Things They Carried, Rat Kiley mourns the death of his friend, and fellow soldier, Curt Lemon by torturing a baby water buffalo: “He stepped back and shot it through the right front knee. […] It went down hard, then got up again, and Rat took careful aim and shot off an ear. […] It wasn’t to kill; it was to hurt” (O’Brien 75). Rat Kiley’s grief for Curt Lemon drives him to direct his emotions onto the water buffalo.
The protagonist is an officer who describes the empire weakness and unfairness towards poor and foreign communities. Simultaneously, his story contrasts the political duty with the individual ethic, emotional and moral formation. After all, this man was forced to choose between conserving another man instrument for living or kept his own prestige and appearance. Consequently, by killing the elephant, his action shows that political people built their power system on a terrifying platform that speaks about progress, protection and help but acts without empathy and mercy, even though they know and can implement the correct way to
In the short story Orwell faces a choice, a lesser of two evils scenario where he must either decide to shoot an Elephant that killed a man because it was provoked or follow his better judgement and not kill a defenceless animal. A Lot of people would argue against his decision of killing the animal because he states the main reason he killed it was because he didn’t want to appear weak or foolish in front of the citizens that already despise him. If the perspective was changed to the eyes of one of the Burmese bystanders then you would have an entirely different conflict to think about. This person is in great fear of the elephant because it might destroy their home or even kill someone who is dear to them next and they are putting their life’s safety in the hands of a person they criticize on a daily basis. They want to see the elephant executed to prevent further havoc and no one would argue with the reasoning behind their mindset.
He has a rifle and this makes the crowd extremely happy because they believed that he was going to shoot the elephant who had caused chaos and killed one coolie. Even though Orwell felt pressure from the crowd, he felt some sort of resentment towards the elephant when he saw how peaceful it looked in the fields. “It seemed to me that it would be murder to shoot him” (Orwell 299-300). Orwell wanted to show the crowd that he is not scared, even though he would have to kill the elephant who seems very harmless in the field. Orwell did not want to be taken as a joke, he wanted them to respect him.
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.
He didn’t even consider these as bad signs for him and instead wanted to boost his ego by saying that he wasn’t afraid of the gods. Before he left for the capital, he asked one of his servants to kill an animal and report back the outcome. The servant came back with news of how the animal had no heart, this was a bad sign, and Caesar was convinced by one of his friends that this could mean a good thing. His wife, Portia, tried to convince him to stay home instead of going to the capital because she saw the warning signs and deemed in not worthy to lose him life or much worse over hurting his pride. He, of course, ignored her because he was worried that he would look weak in front of the people of Rome.
At a young age, parents tend to teach their child right from wrong. They teach you this to become responsible, so when your an adult you do not have to rely on them while making decisions. In George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant, we notice he wanted to do the right thing by not shooting the elephant but gave into peer pressure to fit in. The narrator felt the need he had to shoot the elephant because the people of Burma were frightened and he wanted to be their hero. Peer pressure can lead people to do bad things for what they think are good reasons but are actually not.
There are many policemen out there right now on the streets doing their job. Either by sweeping around a neighborhood to keep a lookout for suspicious activity or pulling over drunk drivers who’re endangering others. Not all policemen are the same though, many are six feet tall and weigh around two hundred pounds of muscle, and there’re many shorter ones around five feet tall. They not only are all different physically but mentally also. Many officers out there know the rules, regulations, codified laws and do what they’re supposed to do, not what they want to do because of their own intentions.