The task he was set to accomplish while here was the dispatching of a renegade elephant. Many years later, the episode seems to still haunt him. When he arrives he finds people going about their business. He was consistently insulted and despised by the Burmese people. He could not shoot the animal because it did not look good to him and besides that it was worth at least a hundred pounds and the owner stood to lose a lot. The narrator is often speaking on how he doesn't like the society he's in.
Although killing the elephant may seem wrong to Orwell, it is definately necessary to prevent further harm. He said that it is evil and against oppressors. When he hears of the elephant rampaging through the bazaar, he feels compelled to show his face, and demonstrate his responsibility. Imperialism is like the prayer of a man that does not realize what he has just asked for, and has no idea of the real and terrible outcome. Elephants in musth have been known to violently attack other elephants, other animals, and people who get in their way. George Orwell works as the sub-divisional police officer of Moulmein, a town in the British colony of Burma.
Nothing is lost from humiliation apart from personal pride. A potential existed for Orwell to display confidence and high morals, but this potential was destroyed when he pulled the trigger. It seems like he's angry yet uncertain about how he really feels in his community. Readers do not hear any other voice or come across any dialogues which is to retain the focus on the central theme. The essay presents a powerful theme of inner conflict. School violence has been growing rapidly for the past three years.
The author of this essay is George Orwell. However, he calls these feelings a by product of British imperialism. He feels wrong for killing the elephant because he feels that there could have been a more peaceful solution and killing it will bring more harm than good. Their hatred keeps growing intense and even if they do not dare to riot, still they vent their frustration using subtler means to which British find it difficult to retaliate. The corpse looked devilish with its eyes wide open and skin off its back. The narrator has authority over the Burman civilians to function the Burmese society however he is not respected by them.
Though the Burmese never stage a full revolt, they express their disgust by harassing Europeans at every opportunity. After he shoots the elephant there is a sense of guilt the author includes in the story when the characters just stares at the elephant laying on the floor powerless and left to die just as the Burmese people are filled with less strength and hope after the war. The story is told from the experiences that Orwell had, giving his story a little more of an edge and captures the attentiveness of wanting to know more. Often in literature, characters have to make important choices, even when the outcomes are equally unpleasant. Aquinas theory of natural law is one that says no to mostly all sexual issues.
It had killed a cow, and destroyed fruit stalls and stock and even vented its anger on the municipal van. The animal is calmly eating grass. In the second paragraph, he describes how cruel a job his was where he got to see the dirty work of Empire at close quarters. He is later told that the elephant took a half hour to die. Orwell fells his strong hatred and tries not to be laughed at by the locals. The British officials were bound by rules which they had to follow and as such they could not extend a friendly hand towards the locals since they were expected to play the sahib.
However, after he makes this decision, Orwell glances back at the crowd behind him. This weakness plagues the author throughout the story and displays the softness of his character. When it has expended its energies and revenge, it is peaceful. While the narrator knows the elephant is no longer a danger, the 2,000 people behind him want a show. In these essays he reveals that part of his personality which feels deeply for humanity. He was consistently insulted and despised by the Burmese people.
This presentation of ideas as the formed caused the impact on the reader to be much greater than he could of any other way. An orderly brought the rifle with five cartridges and some Burmans informed the author that the beast was in a paddy field nearby. The British Empire conquered nations, such as Burma, and likened them unto petty children who would continuously spit upon the dress of the great European woman to constantly chip away at her resolve Orwell, 1936. The way he uses the elephants' rampage as a metaphor for imperialism when the elephant goes on a rampage. One of the tame elephants broke its chain and escaped. This quote also hints at the shamefullness that the author feels and the dishonor which prevails over him in the end. Oppression is shown by Orwell through the burden of servitude placed upon him by England:? Whether he shoots it or not, not everyone would be pleased with his decision.