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General information - essay 'Shooting an Elephant' In-published in 1936. shooting an Elephant - -author George Orwell also the protagonist reflects his ufe as an officiall of the British colonial administration in Burma • torn between his own judgement & expectations the natives. has on him conflict of fulfilling his duties while facing the locals hatred of the colonial government setting / background - set in Burma -> Southeast Asian country (now: Uyanmar) -19th century British gained control of Burma & made it a province of British India. •Burmese resented British rule : Lendured poverty & lack of poutical & religious freedom. 11 - Orwell was inexperienced in police work. I 2 arrived in Burma at age 19. ~1922-1927 - narrative perspective -first-person narrator/perspective. narrator voice is assumed to be Orwell himself reader gets to know about narrators feelings, emotions, opinion etc.. elephants behavior - in must (=go mad in search of a female elephant to mate with) - broken it's chain & escaped -destroyed somebody's bamboo hut, killed a cow, rauded food stalls - destroyed a van. - killed an indian man - later found calm & peacefully eating Orwell's reaction - had a small rifle to defend himself. Stoo small to kill an elephant - noise used as a threat - asked the Burmese where the elephant had gone 2) no dear information L) believes the story is made up ppl are lying. saw the elephant -)...

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borrowed an elephant rifle - no intention of shooting - bc elephant seems peaceful L>Burmese expect him to kill it e - Killed it -> fired five time died very slowly L> solely done it to avoid looking like a fod & being laughed at The local Burmese people... - make fun of Europeans -> anti-European -disrespect, insult, tease British people #police officers Orwell at a safe distance - don't dare to start a not- no weapons. -hate their coloral master /suppressor -expect him to kill it -> were excited->followed him as a crowd worth watching Orwell bc of the rifle Stripped the elephants body to the bones Orwell's perception - hated by the Burmese - their obvious target -a sub-divisional police officer -annoyed by the teasing & provocations -thinks that impenalism is an evil thing. - secretly on the Burmese side against their oppressors (the British) - -forced to suppress them bc of his job. -hates hus job - wants to quit it as soon as possible - sees the dirty work of the Empire - feels guilty doesn't feel comfortable in the anti- European atmosphere -thinks the greatest joy is to bayonet into a Buddhist pnest's guts - The elephant as a metaphor for the British Empire The elephant is a valuable tool for it's owner a huge & strong animal • hard to control •calm & peaceful most of the time The British Empire •built railways, schools, hospitals & created job & trade opportunities. •Britoun was a supenor military power. impossible for the native populations to control the Empire. • generally ruled the colonies calmly & effeciently. As long as native people behaved & didn't rise up againt them, Soldiers & police officer were not a threat •could suddenly become dangerous e-g. become unpredictable aggressive kill a man & cow kill people or put them in prison • locals wants the British to leave • locals wants to see the elephant dead want to eat the meat & possibly sell the tusks. • looks 'immensely old! • takes a long time to die. the country L> kept using the infrastructure after the departure of the British • had been around for a very long time • despite all protests & independance move- ments, it took a long time to oust the British shows -Problems of colonization -normal ppl are forced to behave like heartless beasts. - peaceful ppl gets suppressed (e.g. the British Empire)

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General information - essay 'Shooting an Elephant' In-published in 1936. shooting an Elephant - -author George Orwell also the protagonist reflects his ufe as an officiall of the British colonial administration in Burma • torn between his own judgement & expectations the natives. has on him conflict of fulfilling his duties while facing the locals hatred of the colonial government setting / background - set in Burma -> Southeast Asian country (now: Uyanmar) -19th century British gained control of Burma & made it a province of British India. •Burmese resented British rule : Lendured poverty & lack of poutical & religious freedom. 11 - Orwell was inexperienced in police work. I 2 arrived in Burma at age 19. ~1922-1927 - narrative perspective -first-person narrator/perspective. narrator voice is assumed to be Orwell himself reader gets to know about narrators feelings, emotions, opinion etc.. elephants behavior - in must (=go mad in search of a female elephant to mate with) - broken it's chain & escaped -destroyed somebody's bamboo hut, killed a cow, rauded food stalls - destroyed a van. - killed an indian man - later found calm & peacefully eating Orwell's reaction - had a small rifle to defend himself. Stoo small to kill an elephant - noise used as a threat - asked the Burmese where the elephant had gone 2) no dear information L) believes the story is made up ppl are lying. saw the elephant -)...

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borrowed an elephant rifle - no intention of shooting - bc elephant seems peaceful L>Burmese expect him to kill it e - Killed it -> fired five time died very slowly L> solely done it to avoid looking like a fod & being laughed at The local Burmese people... - make fun of Europeans -> anti-European -disrespect, insult, tease British people #police officers Orwell at a safe distance - don't dare to start a not- no weapons. -hate their coloral master /suppressor -expect him to kill it -> were excited->followed him as a crowd worth watching Orwell bc of the rifle Stripped the elephants body to the bones Orwell's perception - hated by the Burmese - their obvious target -a sub-divisional police officer -annoyed by the teasing & provocations -thinks that impenalism is an evil thing. - secretly on the Burmese side against their oppressors (the British) - -forced to suppress them bc of his job. -hates hus job - wants to quit it as soon as possible - sees the dirty work of the Empire - feels guilty doesn't feel comfortable in the anti- European atmosphere -thinks the greatest joy is to bayonet into a Buddhist pnest's guts - The elephant as a metaphor for the British Empire The elephant is a valuable tool for it's owner a huge & strong animal • hard to control •calm & peaceful most of the time The British Empire •built railways, schools, hospitals & created job & trade opportunities. •Britoun was a supenor military power. impossible for the native populations to control the Empire. • generally ruled the colonies calmly & effeciently. As long as native people behaved & didn't rise up againt them, Soldiers & police officer were not a threat •could suddenly become dangerous e-g. become unpredictable aggressive kill a man & cow kill people or put them in prison • locals wants the British to leave • locals wants to see the elephant dead want to eat the meat & possibly sell the tusks. • looks 'immensely old! • takes a long time to die. the country L> kept using the infrastructure after the departure of the British • had been around for a very long time • despite all protests & independance move- ments, it took a long time to oust the British shows -Problems of colonization -normal ppl are forced to behave like heartless beasts. - peaceful ppl gets suppressed (e.g. the British Empire)