Back in those days, it was not un common for people to laugh at dwarfs but the King and his followers take it to a whole new level. It made it even more difficult on Hop-frog that the king of all people chose to pick on him, because people get blinded from what’s really important and choose to follow the King. It was rare that someone would try to stand up for Hop-frog, but one day the King was in the process of convincing Hop-frog to drink. The King’s face turned purple with frustration as Hop-frog declined. Trippetta politely went to her knees to beg the King to stop and “spare” her friend Hop-frog.
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.
For example, at the beginning of the essay when he talks about his situation in Burma “the sneering yellow faces of young men…got badly on my nerves” Orwell was able to express to the reader what he truly feels about his job and why he prefers to kill the elephant. Another example is in paragraph 11 he describes how the elephant looked after he was shot “[the elephant] looked suddenly stricken, shrunken, immensely old, as though…knocking him down”, during his encounter with the elephant he provides a detailed explanation of what is happening and what he is feeling about the situation. Using this idea of pathos, it lets the reader understand what he is going through and it allows the readers to be more engaged and to feel the intensity of the story. In addition, he is also using imagery in order to fully describe and illustrate to the readers what is going
It says “there’s many ways he could have got rabies; at that time period they were many people getting it from bats”. He could have gotten rabies anywhere, maybe even on the way to Baltimore. Also, Dr. Benitez says “Poe refused alcohol in the hospital when they tried to give it to him and could only drink water with difficulty”. If Poe was drunk, he would have taken the drink, and also, rabies victims are afraid of water. Dr. Jerome also says “the writer was so sensitive to alcohol that a glass of wine would make him ill”.
To begin with, the rampage would not have happened if it were not for the thief. “A gem-studded goblet; it gained him nothing,/Though with a thief’s wiles he had outwitted/ The sleeping dragon; that drove him into a rage,/As the people of that country would soon discover” (2217-20). Notice the word sleeping; the creature was not endangering anyone before the criminal act. Imagine if it were a human being getting robbed while they were asleep; there is no doubt that they would be in rage.
The wasteland in The Lion King, was the elephant graveyard. It always gloomy in the elephant Graveyard no matter the time of day or night . When Mufasa tricks Simba into going to the graveyard to prove bravery, it leads to bad things. Mufasa and Scar began a power struggle that leads to Mufasa's death. Simba is the hero in The Lion King because he saves all the animals from Scar's atrocious ruler ships at the end of the movie.
Throughout Sara Gruen’s novel Water for Elephants both Rosie and Jacob are seen as outsiders, only at the end do they represent independence and being powerful. From both characters being quiet and navie about their feelings, the elephant can definitely symbolize Jacob. For when they both start their life at the circus everything is a difficult task to try to belong somewhere. They are then silenced by the head of the carnival, and just try to blend in with the bustling circus life. With Jacob hesitating to kill the man he hates and Rosie instead carrying out the dead, can show the symbiotic relationship between them.
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.
George Orwell, a British Writer famous for “Animal Farm”, “Shooting the Elephant”, and “1984”. George Orwell usually focuses his writings on social injustice and intense opposition of totalitarianism. Last semester in Morrison academy, I led a discussion about the book “Shooting an elephant”; focusing on imperialism and oppression of the colonist. In this short story, George Orwell was a police officer in Burma. Furthermore, he hated how the colonists were treated.