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CMP 115 Points Orwell Elephant

CMP 115 Points Orwell Elephant - is in charge Find evidence...

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CMP 115 M. Amato Thinking/Talking/Writing Points Orwell “Shooting an Elephant” George Orwell is a British author (1903-1950) best known for his novels 1984 and Animal Farm . He was a socialist and distrusted imperialism, which Britain exemplified in the 19 th and early 20 th centuries. His writings often send a political message, and he skillfully uses fiction to advance his point of view. Orwell served in the British Civil Service in Burma, and although this reading is fictional, it is based on his personal experience. 1. The story portrays the dehumanization of the protagonist and the natives as a result of imperialism. Find examples. 2. The story implies that imperialism is a dysfunctional form of government. There is no accountability, and no one has ownership of society. Everyone is in charge and no one
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Unformatted text preview: is in charge. Find evidence in the text for this assumption. 3. How does the story indicate that everyone loses in this form of government, particularly regarding the spectacle that occurs with the elephant? 4. Find examples of the mutual hatred among the protagonist, the natives and the government. (OVER) 5. How does Orwell imply the disassociation between the rulers and the ruled? 6. What could the elephant symbolize? The coolie? The crowd? 7. How effective is this story in its criticism of imperialism? Be specific. Is it as effective as an essay? 8. Based on Orwells writing, are you convinced that imperialism is negative based on this story? Why or why not? 2...
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