George Orwell Shooting An Elephant Analysis

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EWRT 1A Shooting the Empire In “Shooting an Elephant” George orwell has a job as a police officer to enforce the British rule. Orwell’s duty in the story is to respond to a report of an elephant in Musth who has gotten of it’s chain and is terrorizing the village. On the way to the elephant Orwell finds a man “lying on his belly with arms crucified and head sharply twisted to the side”(Orwell 15) He notices the mothers herding the children away from the trampled man and continues on. Following the path of destruction Orwell starts to gain a crowd of the natives following him to the elephant in anticipation of him killing the beast. Orwell finds the animal at the side of the road calmly eating grass and sees no need to shoot the creature, but

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