Shooting an Elephant by George OrwellPaper Rating: Word Count: 552 Approx Pages: 2
"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 intelligently descriptive even then in telling this story of being a European in an Asian culture.
One example of how he described life as a European, was in Moulmein and everywhere he went the "yellow faces of young men that met me everywhere, the insults hooted after me when I was at a safe distance (48). He lived in a time where the anti-Europeans just "seemed to have anything to do except stand on the street corners and jeer at Europeans (48). Orwell hated his job because it was imposs