Beyond Ragnoon

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The film “Beyond Rangoon,” displays the pro-democracy movement that took place in the late 1980s in Burma. One day Laura Bowan, a young American physician, returned home from work to find her house ransacked and her husband and young son brutally murdered. In hopes to escape the recent tragedy ... Continue Reading

Shooting an Elephant

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Synopsis of “Shooting an Elephant” Shooting an Elephant is about the experiences the author goes through living as a British police officer in Lower Burma. He tells how he was hated for being a European, even though he did not agree with British Empire. He was stuck be ... Continue Reading


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George Orwell essays show absolute power corrupts and kills the basic idea of human beings as a social creature. Orwell displays political consciousness and anti fascism by presenting the wreck of human lives when they are ruled under a colonial and dictatorial government. The author offers a politi ... Continue Reading

Shooting An Elephant

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Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell was an interesting peace to read. I thought that it was very descriptive and a good story. I thought that the moral of the story fits well into today’s society. It sounded like the only reason the man shot the elephant was to uphold is image for the natives. â ... Continue Reading

Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

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“Shooting an Elephant” is an essay by George Orwell. Orwell was born in Motihari, near Nepal, where his father served in the Civil Service. He then lived in Burma where he had a position in the Imperial Police. During the 1920's he wrote this particular essay of his experience. Orwell was inte ... Continue Reading

The Ideas of 3 stories

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What is narration? Narration is a story being told to capture the attention of its audience. The narrator shares experiences in ways that will captivate the audience and evoke times and places in compelling ways. In “Shooting an Elephant,” by George Orwell, details are developed to enhance the ... Continue Reading


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Beaton had taken pictures from the jungles of Burma and the hillside of China. Cecil Beaton’s career as a royal photographer spans almost fifty years, from 1930 until 1979. In that period, he photographed nearly thirty members of the House of Windsor. A severe stroke in 1974 left Beaton paralys ... Continue Reading

There is no such thing as Ethnic war

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There is no such thing as ethnic war Traditionally the phenomena gethnicityh is intimately related with the field of anthropology. In terms of emphasis and concern, it came into prominence in the field of International Relations after the World War II er ... Continue Reading

Shooting An Elephant

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Shooting an Elephant: Orwell’s Insecurities Prompted the Murder of a Defenseless Animal The short story “Shooting an Elephant”, by George Orwell, is a narration that subtly discusses Orwell’s motives for killing an escaped elephant. As a sub-division officer for imperialist Britain in ... Continue Reading

Analysis of Shooting an elephant

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Shooting an elephant as an attack on imperialism. The glorious days of the imperialism giant have passed, marking a death of an era of the imperialism. In George Orwell¡¦s shooting an elephant, deals with the evils of imperialism. In the nature of imperialism, the dominant regime rules the victims ... Continue Reading

Orwell Elephant

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In George Orwell's short story Shooting an Elephant, he writes about racial prejudice and injustice. Orwell, which is the author’s pen name, (his real name is Eric Arthur Blair,) is a police officer in Moulmein, lower Burma and takes place during the rainy season. Orwell is as much a victim as th ... Continue Reading

The Innocence of Orwell

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It is clear that Orwell uses the images of Shooting an Elephant to portray himself as an innocent victim of politics, but he reveals himself to be a burned-out and bigoted young man. As to his job as a sub-divisional police officer, he states, “I hated it more bitter ... Continue Reading


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George Orwell’s classic essay “Shooting an Elephant” has a few conclusions you can draw from it. Specifically two main conclusions that show the meaning of this essay, the elephant is the oppressor and the elephant is being oppressed. Also I will share my own anec ... Continue Reading

Burma War

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The Burma Campaign of WW2 was held in 1942, Burma the country formally known as Myanmar is a country almost the same size and land mass as the state of Texas. The country sits down low in the bottom of southern Asia between China and India. Along the northern, eastern, and western borders of Burma a ... Continue Reading

George Orwell

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George Orwell has two very conflicting feelings towards the Burmese people throughout his essay. He writes “I thought that the greatest joy in the world would be to drive a bayonet into a Buddhist priest’s guts”(Pg.680), and then he turns around and says “Theoretically—and secretly, of co ... Continue Reading

How to shoot an elephant

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With this type of background Sanders was shocked when he went to college and heard the women complain that the men “ were guilty of having kept all the joys and privileges of the earth for themselves” (182). What kind of joy comes from five days a week of slave labor work in the factory, on ... Continue Reading

A critique of George Orwells

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A Critique of George Orwells “A Hanging” George Orwell in the personal essay “A Hanging” describes his experience as a young man in the British army, stationed at a jail in Burma and he develops the theme of how people can get in a routine, going about their day to day duties and not r ... Continue Reading

Quiz - Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

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Name ______________________________ Date ________ Period ______ "Shooting an Elephant Quiz (40 points; 2 points each) Directions: Circle the best answer for each question. 1. Orwell takes great length in describing the elephant's demise. What does his description foreshadow? ... Continue Reading

story’s “A Shocking Accident”

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Often in literature as in life, people are swayed by the opinions of others. For most people the idea of not fitting in or being laughed at is a frightening thing. People go to extremes to avoid the embarrassment. The short story’s “A Shocking Accident” and “Shooting an Elephant” s ... Continue Reading

Environment and Politics in Southeast Asia/Burma

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The proposed Ta Sang Dam will be located in southern Shan State in Burma. If completed, it will be the tallest dam in Southeast Asia at 188 meters high, and will store approximately one third of the average annu ... Continue Reading

Social Pressure in Shooting an Elephant

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Social Pressure is always around and everyone has or will experience social pressure more then once in there life time. Just don’t let social pressure keep you from making the right decisions. Orwell didn’t deal well with social pressure in “Shooting an Elephant”. Orwell was already not a ... Continue Reading


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Water Dams Most dams are designed to accomplish a variety of functions, which include flood control, flat water recreation, hydropower electricity generation, and water supply. Although these seem like good reasons for the existence of dams, this type of constructions bring greater negative effects ... Continue Reading

Water Dams

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Most dams are designed to accomplish a variety of functions, which include flood control, flat water recreation, hydropower electricity generation, and water supply. Although these seem like good reasons for the existence of dams, this type of constructions bring greater negative effec ... Continue Reading

Henry & George

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Henry Lamartine, from the “Red Convertible” and George Orwell, author of “Shooting an Elephant”, in many ways are a lot alike. They both share several of the same type of internal conflicts, that way them down, throughout their stories. Both Henry and George are undergoing identity crisisâ ... Continue Reading

A Hanging

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A Hanging by George Orwell is a harsh, wake up call as to how cold and blind the human race can be. This story takes place in Burma, India in the 1940’s. Orwell is a warder for a prison in Burma and he tells about his one experience as he prepares and ... Continue Reading