Use Of Societal Pressure In George Orwell's Shooting An Elephant

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George Orwell uses societal pressure in “Shooting An Elephant” to show the pressures a person faces. In “Shooting An Elephant” Orwell shoots an elephant that supposedly ravaged a bazaar. While going to find the elephant he had no intentions of shooting the elephant but just to scare it away. Once he started to look for the elephant the village started to follow Orwell. The village was only interested in shooting the elephant, “They had not shown much interest in the elephant when he was merely ravaging their homes, but it was different now that he was going to be shot”(Orwell 1321). This is the first instance that the crowd starts to influence him. He only meant to go to the elephant and scare it away, but now with the crowd following and encouraging

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