Daru Vs Orwell

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One’s actions are chosen by his morals, and what he believe the right decision is in a certain situation. Sometimes, people choose the decision on their own, and other times, others decide for us. Each side has both its pros and cons, but in the end, the choice is all up to our morals. In this case it is Daru from “The Guest” and George Orwell from “shooting an Elephant”. Both are faced to make a moral choice at the ending of the short story. The choices both characters make in the end show who they are. However, Daru had to make the more difficult decision, which makes Daru’s choice much more impacting and have more aftermath in the end. Orwell, the subdivisional police officer is faced with the decision to either shoot or do not shoot a rampaging and innocent elephant. At first, Orwell did not want to hurt the elephant. Orwell never wanted to shoot the elephant in the first place because “it would feel like murder to shoot it” (Orwell 148). In the end, Orwell decided it was best if he shot and killed the elephant. Orwell was being influenced by the 2,000 people watching him interact with the elephant. On the other hand Daru the…show more content…
Orwell makes an internal decision, so he makes the decision by himself. Even though the Burman's wanted to see the elephant be shot, in the end it was Orwell's choice. On the other hand, Daru's decision is more external, as Daru does not make the decision himself. Daru gives his decision to the Arab, as well as giving the Arab the things he needs to survive and lets the Arab decide his own fate. After Daru comes back and reads the message left on the chalkboard. That is the moment that Daru realized he was all alone. Daru is alone because of his inability to make decisions, he always stays in the middle. In the end, the decisions being made are the 'right' thing to the people making the

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