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Shooting An Elephant

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Armyn Padilla

on 4 March 2013

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Transcript of Shooting An Elephant

Shooting an Elephant The Author 1. Does our pride and image control the way we act and make decisions? QUESTIONS 1903 - 1950 The Summary Nonfictional essay of Orwell’s personal experience Literary Devices Elephant = the Burmese
The Burmese = the British by George Orwell Presentation by: Armyn Padilla, Anthony Tong, Christian Saldana, Kelly Penaflorida, & Jalen Prayer George Orwell of Shooting an Elephant 2. If the people of the village have the power to control Orwell, what makes it so hard for the people of America to manipulate our government into getting what we want? diction/tone, irony, symbolism/metaphor, & imagery Analysis Slow death of the elephant represents the fighting spirit to withstand imperialism Orwell is a British Officer but dislikes imperialism and the British Clearly states he does not want to shoot the elephant, however he does of Shooting an Elephant Orwell holds a high position as a police officer in Burma. Orwell and the townspeople do not get along strong hate toward each other. An elephant has gone “must”, leading it to become frustrated, then angry. The elephant turns to destruction to release it’s frustration. The village expects Orwell to do the job of putting the elephant to it’s death. Having no intention on actually killing the elephant, he ends up doing so because of his concern for his image and pride. Born in India Nationality: British Born by the name of Eric Arthur Blair Served in the Indian Imperial Police (1922-1927) Also wrote the satirical fable Animal Farm Uses personal experiences in his essays to show the contradictions in British imperialism Symbolism/Metaphor Irony Diction/Tone - Hateful: Orwell describes the people with, "shearing yellow faces". - Importance: Orwell only feels important when a large amount of people hate him.
- Hateful: Orwell hates those who he is suppose to help. He is hateful toward people and refers to them as "beast[s]", but does not refer to the elephant as one. - The elephant represents the British Empire. - The difficulty of killing the elephant is a metaphor for the difficulty of riding imperialism. - The death of the elephant and the people not caring. - IMPERIALISM
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