In "Shooting an Elephant," what were the narrator's experiences of the Burmese people?

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Generally, the writer's experiences of the Burmese people were negative. From the beginning of the story, for example, Orwell declares that he was "hated by large numbers of people" and was an obvious target as a British police officer.

To support this claim, Orwell provides the reader with a number of examples. He recalls, for example, being tripped up by a Burmese man while playing football and having insults "hooted" at him while out and about. Of all the Burmese who disliked him, Orwell found that the priests were the "worst of all," though he does not specify how these men treated him. 

With the Burmese prisoners, however, Orwell had a very different experience. Seeing these men imprisoned and viciously beaten by the British made Orwell feel great shame and sympathy, as he comments in the text:

All these oppressed me with an intolerable sense of guilt.

More importantly, the treatment of these men made Orwell detest British imperialism and consider a new way to make a living.  

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