"Shooting an Elephant" Article Review by Quality Writers
"Shooting an Elephant"
An analysis of the overall goal of George Orwell's essay, "Shooting an Elephant".
# 99919 | 1,173 words | 0 sources | 2007 |
Published on Dec 06, 2007 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)
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This paper discusses the overall goal of George Orwell's essay, "Shooting an Elephant." It explains that the essay's goal is to describe an individual incident that could be used to characterize the entire concept of white domination of the East. The paper analyzes Orwell's use of language to help convey the significance of this event in his life, and the potential implications for the entire notion of imperialism.
From the Paper:"So the overall goal of "Shooting an Elephant" is to describe an individual incident that could be used to characterize the entire concept of white domination of the East. Orwell's skill as a writer enables him to take-on such a task in an understandable and relatable manner. He was not hated because of who he was as an individual, but because of what he stood for as a white authority figure. However, he shows how the shooting of the elephant proved to himself that imperial rule was generally superficial in every meaningful way."
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