Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

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Is this essay considered fiction?

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Although "Shooting an Elephant" was initially widely accepted as a factual essay about an experience Orwell had during his time in Burma, in more recent years doubts have been raised about whether the incident is fact or fiction.

Two of Orwell's main biographers, Bernard Crick and D. J. Taylor, argue that the incident is a fiction because there is...

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