Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

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What are some major ideas in "Shooting an Elephant"?

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This story is about so many things:  power, colonialism, the individual vs. society, cultural differences, and inhumane treatment of animals to name a few.  This was written during a time that the power of Britain was falling apart all over the world and many of the colonies they had held for so long were regaining their independence.  There are issues there, as well.  The Burmese simply don't like or respect...

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