Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

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What belief of George Orwell's is shown in both "Shooting an Elephant" and 1984?

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George Orwell illustrates how authoritative and imperialist regimes oppress their citizens and agents by suppressing individuality in both the short story "Shooting an Elephant" and the novel 1984. In Orwell 's short story, he depicts how a young British police officer stationed in Lower Burma becomes a victim of government oppression and is forced into acting against his conscience. Although the British officer has no desire to kill the elephant, the native Burmese citizens expect him to shoot the tranquil animal. Being a British police officer and agent of the ruling imperialist regime, the young man is forced to act resolute and harsh even though he wishes to show sympathy toward the elephant. The...

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