Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

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Discuss 'anti-European feeling' in Shooting an Elephant?  

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George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant talks about how imperialism and colonialism negatively affected both the oppressed and the oppressors, albeit in different ways. In the first few lines of the story, the narrator acknowledges the fact that that the British rule over the Burmese people had made them bear deep and strong anti-European sentiments. The narrator is also aware that the local people of Burma hate him, and this makes him sad and uncomfortable.

… in Lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people—the only time in my life that I...

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