Shooting An Elephant Thesis
What is the thesis of "Shooting an Elephant"?
Orwell's thesis is that bad systems, such as imperialism, cause unnecessary suffering to everyone involved: the colonized, the colonizers, and even the animals.
As "Shooting an Elephant " illustrates, a social and economic system built on violence and oppression has a corrosive and corrupting influence on everyone. As he deals with the Burmese, the narrator realizes that he is no longer his own person. He is a representative of the British Empire. He has to leave his common sense and human faculties of compassion behind because he feels forced to play out a role. His moves, like those of the...
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This would be my thesis statement from my point of view in regard to "Shooting an Elephant", The anger of man does not bring about a good and healthy relationship based on the love of God. Although God gave man dominion over all animal life, the killing of animals has a purpose that helps mankind. Mr. Orwell was upset over a lot of issues, self-preservation, pressure from the crowd, pressure from his government because of what resulted in oppression of other people.