In result, Orwell brilliantly uses the incident of killing an elephant to describe the negative effects of imperialism.- In his early twenties, George Orwell (1946) began a line of work he would later term “an unsuitable profession”: officer of the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, which began his transformation into a writer of primarily political topics.
It is a very thought provoking work that takes the reader inside his mind.
He goes through many emotions throughout the text, he experienced humiliation, evil, and confliction.
Orwell goes on to recount the time an elephant rampages the village and how enlightening of an experience it was.
Symbolism is a heavy orchestrator in this essay, with Orwell relating the concept of imperialism to several events such as the elephant’s rampage, the dead coolie, and the actual shooting of the elephant....
The story begins with Orwell explaining his deep hatred for the role he took place in during his service as a police officer in Burma.
He was not happy within his daily routine and began to feel intense hatred towards the empire, he served, the Burma people (yellow faces) and with his deep smoldering emotions within himself....Orwell must try to find and use his inner power when he is faced with the decision of whether or not to kill an elephant which has ravaged the Burman’s homes....[tags: Shooting an Elephant] - Shooting an Elephant In George Orwell’s story, “Shooting an Elephant,” he goes through numerous emotions.[tags: George Orwell, Burma, Shooting an Elephant] - The prevailing theme in The Guest and Shooting an Elephant is the effect of respect on morality.In the former, the main character Daru exhibits a great deal of respect and hospitality to the Arab, especially considering the circumstances.With the usage of effective diction in his essay, Orwell excellently conveys his emotions and message to his readers.He often uses the word “natives” for the Burmese: “Here was I, the white man with his gun, standing in front of the unarmed native crowd” (15). According to what Orwell is trying to impose, his target audience seems to be youth, adults, and politicians as imperialism is more reflected off of people under these categories.[tags: Burma, George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant] - “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell “Shooting an Elephant” By George Orwell reflects Orwell’s emotions of hatred, bitterness, and guilt felt due to oppression of Imperialism in Moulmein, Burma; During Orwell’s service as a sub-divisional police officer with the India Imperial Police.He was not happy within his daily routine and began to feel intense hatred towards the empire he served, the Burma people (yellow faces) and with his deep smoldering emotions within himself....[tags: George Orwell, Burma, Shooting an Elephant] - The quest for power is one which has been etched into the minds of men throughout history.However, it can be said that true power is not a result of one’s actions but comes from the following one’s own beliefs without being influenced by others.