Shooting an Elephant or Oppressing a Nation?
At a glance, George Orwells essay Shooting an Elephant seems to communicate nothing
more than its titlethe story of a man who shoots an elephant. But is that it? Is this
Dont Talk to Strangers
In the 1960s, America invited a strange new being into its home. This stranger never left
and forever influences American minds in everything from automobiles to cosmetic products to
I Felt a Funeral in My Brain
I felt a funeral in my brain,
And mourners, to and fro,
Kept treading, treading, till it seemed
That sense was breaking through.
And when they all were seated,
To whom it may concern,
What is life? Is it just a list of past wrongs and gloomy clouds overhead? A memory of
some delightful afternoon and the anticipation of future pleasure? Forbid it that any man have