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...ake decisions every second of the day some minor and others that impact our lives, most times not considering how we made these judgments. Orwell elaborates his conflict by the use of self-experience and Tavris’s use of historical experience helped illustrate both sides of the conflict. One being in the “doer’s” point of view, while the other is in the eyes of the audience. Also with Pinker’s ideology of morality, we are able to understand why people make certain decisions in life. This all ties into why Orwell makes the decision of shooting the innocent elephant at the end. Now with all this information we are able to realize how sometimes we make the decision we do. One thing we should take from this, is that we always make the choice that can better ourselves and disregard pleasing others because that cannot not only hurt us, but sometimes others around us.
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