Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

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What was George Orwell's job in Burma and was he liked or disliked by the Burmese for it?

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George Orwell worked as the sub-divisional police officer in the town of Moulmein in Lower Burma. He worked in this role between 1922 and 1927. Generally, he was hated by the people that he policed, as he describes:

I was hated by large numbers of people - the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me.

To support this, Orwell provides a number of examples in the...

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