George to be considered weak and he did not

George
Orwell is a novelist, an author, and essayist. He was born in June 25, 1903 and
passed in January 21, 1950. He was born with the name Eric Arthur Blair in
Motihari, Bengal, where his dad was a worker at the Opium Department of the
Government of India. Orwell’s nationality is British.  One of his most by and large
anthropologized  essay is “Shooting an
Elephant”. In “Shooting an Elephant”, Orwell narrates how he shoots an elephant
because he is afraid to be considered weak and he did not wanted the people to
laugh at him. It is inconceivable for one country to subjugate people from
another country without hatred resulting. Colonial rule sooner o later becomes
evil.

            Orwell works as the sub divisional
police officer of Moulmein, a town in the british colony of Burma. He is a
military occupier, he is hated by much of the village. The Burmese never organize
a full revolt, they express their sicken by harrasing Europeans at each chance
they have. From the beginning, Orwell builds up that the power elements in
colonial Burma are a long way from high contrast. While he holds emblematic
expert and military matchless quality, Orwell is powerless to stop the
corresponds and mishandle he gets from abused Burmese. One day it ocurred an
incident, the sub-inspector called him that “an elephant was ravaging the
bazaar” (987).  It was not a wild elephant,
it has had an attack of “must”. “Must” happens when tame elephants, held
in chains, break their restrictions and go crazy. It destroyed public and
private property, “killed a cow and raided some fruit-stalls and devoured the
stock” (987). This incident open Orwell’s eyes, it made him understand better
imperialism because the elephant serves as a symbol of imperialism. An example
of this can be the Burmese who have been colonized and who mistreat Orwell, the
elephant has cause destructive behavior by being mistreated. While its
dangerous conduct, and the Burmese’ more inconspicuous insubordination may not
be unequivocally great things, they are made reasonable given the abusive
conditions both the elephant and the Burmese have needed to continue. Later on,
Orwell saw a man’s dead body, he was an indian. When he saw this he sent an
orderly to a friend’s house to borrow an elephant rifle. When he got the rifle
some Burmans told him that the elephant was near, when Orwell walks there the
people started following him just because they had seen the gun and they wanted
him to shoot the elephant, but that was not his plan, he only got the rifle for
self-defense. Once again, the Burmese seem to use control over Orwell, subverting
the colonial hierarchy. Orwell is no longer an authority figure, but rather a
spectacle. The power of the Burmese’ expectation is starting to influence
Orwell to feel like he cannot totally control how he handles this issue.  

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