How did the people of Burma express their hatred towards the narrator and his race in 'Shooting an Elephant' by George Orwell?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I believe that you can find all the examples that you need for this question in the first paragraph of the essay. There, the narrator gives at least a few ways in which the people of Burma showed that they hated the colonizers.

Here are a few examples:

  • If there was a European woman alone in a market place, they would surely spit betel nut juice (very reddish black stuff) on her dress.
  • When they played soccer, the opponents would foul the narrator and the referee would not call it.
  • People would "hoot" at him and jeer at him when he was a safe distance away from them.