Lamichell Phang Shooting Elephant Homework English101 Purpose and Audience 1. In the dictionary imperialism itself is "the creation and maintenance of an unequal economic, cultural and territorial relationship, usually between states and often in the form of an empire , based on domination and subordination. He means that the real imperialism is the real motives for which despotic governments act. He illustrate his essay purposes by giving the example that actually he has a modern thinker, he should not shot the elephant because there is no reason he should the elephent except the elephant destroy the bazzar. However, all from it the elephant is just an animal that don’t understand and can’t think like us so the elephant do whatever he want. Orwell should let it go the elephant because of that, but because he think that if he doesn’t shot the elephant he will not be respected by the people in Burma and they will think that he is a fool. As a result he shoot the elephant without know what the purpose of it. He just want to show to the
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