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Kerynne Tejada Eng 134-24 28 September 2010 Assignment #6 Close #1, 4, and 5 1. The thesis of “Shooting an Elephant” is not stated explicitly. Instead, it is expressed through the second paragraph where the narrator of the story explains how he is for the Burmese who hate him and against the British Empire who he works for. In the paragraph, he proclaims “All I knew was that I was stuck between my hatred of the empire I served and my rage against the evil-spirited little beasts who tried to make my job impossible.” The narrative circulates around him trying to achieve a balance in life between the two societies. 4. When Orwell writes that the elephant incident gave him a better understanding of “the real motives for which despotic governments act”, he means that governments carry out their imperialism on countries for the entertainment of others. This is exemplified through paragraph seven when he states, “They were watching me as they would watch a conjurer about to perform
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Unformatted text preview: a trick. They did not like me, but with the magical rifle in my hands I was momentarily worth watching. And suddenly I realized that I should have to shoot the elephant after all. Just as the watchful eyes of the Burmese pressured the man, governments usually conquer others because other governments watch their actions. 5. Imperialism is the policy of extending a countrys power and influence through diplomacy or military force. People or animals that are lying stretched out on the ground with ones face downward are said to be prostrate. A despotic is a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way. A person who works with, rides, and tends an elephant is a mahout. To describe something that is very muddy or boggy, one could use the word miry. One who conjures is a conjurer. If something is pointless, it is futile. Sahib is a polite title or form of address for a man....
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