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African Mythological Commonalities

- African Mythological Commonalities Creation myths vary among African ethnic groups highlighting similarities and differences in belief systems and societal constructs. There are many factors that contribute to creation myths for each individual group. Survival issues dominate many my ths, suggesting the origins of land, the ability to cultivate land, and the benefit of existing off of what one has cultivated. Questions of where land came from, the purpose of man, and the relationship between the creator and the created are evaluated....   [tags: African Creation Myths Essays]

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The Elephant vanishes

- In “The Elephant Vanishes Stories” by Haruki Murakami, he uses a mixture of fantasy and reality to engage the reader into the main idea of object or people disappearing. Most of his stories may seen as if they came from life but he adds mystery to each one of them when something is missing or vanishes and the circumstances around it becomes unreal. In “The Wind-Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women” Murakami starts off by surrounding the plot around a man who quits his job for no apparent reason at all, who irons his shirts in a particular manner, and avoid the sexual urges of a woman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Shooting an Elephant

- A police officer in the British Raj, the supposedly 'unbreakable'; ruling force, was afraid. With his gun aimed at a elephant's head, he was faced with the decision to pull the trigger. That officer was George Orwell, and he writes about his experience in his short story, 'Shooting an Elephant';. To save face, he shrugged it off as his desire to 'avoid looking the fool'; (George Orwell, 283). In truth, the atmosphere of fear and pressure overwhelmed him. His inner struggle over the guilt of being involved in the subjugation of a people added to this strain, and he made a decision he would later regret enough to write this story....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Elephant Man

- Elephant Man The Elephant Man, written by Bernard Pomerance, is a play about identity. It is a play about a man who is deformed, but constantly trying to live life as an ordinary person. The play begins with John Merrick, also known as the Elephant Man, performing in a carnival freak show in order to make a minute amount of money for living expenses. In Scene VI, Even on the Niger and Ceylon, Not This, Treves brings in Miss Sandwich to become Merricks nurse. He explains to her that he has been let down so far by the other nurses he has introduced to Merrick....   [tags: essays papers]

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Shooting an Elephant

- “Shooting an Elephant” I was not comfortable with many aspects of this story. The prejudice throughout the book was unimaginable, I find I am uncomfortable with any kind of bigotry. Reading of the Burmese people and their disrespect toward someone who was there to “protect and serve”, was difficult. I suppose I am naïve, I try to hold on to the belief that people of God are inherently good. I know there are bad apples in all walks of life, bad people are everywhere so holding on to this optimism is harder each day....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Effect of Respect on Morality Depicted in The Guest and Shooting an Elephant

- The prevailing theme in The Guest and Shooting an Elephant is the effect of respect on morality. In the former, the main character Daru exhibits a great deal of respect and hospitality to the Arab, especially considering the circumstances. In the latter, the Burmans exhibit no respect to the police officer in the event of the elephant display, or in his day to day life. These opposite scenarios have a distinct effect on the morality of the main characters. Respect has a distinct effect on morality which differs depending on if respect is being strived for or shown....   [tags: The Guest and Shooting an Elephant]

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Racial Beauty: African-Americans

- African-Americans are represented as people who suffer from white people othering, internalizing the white beauty ideal and scapegoating, which convinces them they are inferior to white people. African-Americans feel unworthy to white people, as a result of white people trying to distance themselves as far as possible from African-Americans. White people want to have clear boundaries between me and not-me, in order to retain their identity. In The Bluest Eye, African-Americans function as the ‘Other’, thereby representing everything that white people do not want to be....   [tags: african americans, standards, self-esteem]

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The African Elephant

- What do you think about when you hear the word Africa. How about the word safari. Most people tend to think about elephants or giraffes. In this paper I will tell you many important facts about elephants: how they live, their appearance, and many other interesting facts about them. There are two different kinds of elephants; the African elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). The African elephant is the larger of the two. Measuring from the shoulder, African elephants are on average 10.8 feet (females 8.9 feet), and the average length of their trunk is approximately 7-8 feet....   [tags: African Wildlife]

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The Donkey and the Elephant

- ... These diverse views make for an even more diverse political agenda. In order to make things easier to understand most people refer to only two political parties; the republicans, and the democrats. These two political parties are shared by a vast majority of Americans, though there are countless other parties, and each with varying views. Views that start raging debates between political leaders. It’s a jungle out there, we’re the animals, and its wild. But to make things easier, we will gingerly step into the wild, and explore the life of just two animals....   [tags: the political zoo]

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Sub-Saharan Civilizations

- The textbook has defined a civilization as a “sophistication of a peoples intellectual, cultural, and artistic traditions” (149). It continues to describe characteristics such as writing, the development of cities, as well as a state bureaucracy as a means of recognizing civilizations (149). These, while a general guide, do not and should not solely determine whether or not a society is a civilization as there are many other factors to take into account. Africa, for example, differed from Europe and Asia tremendously in organization, among many other ways (149)....   [tags: History, African Civilizations]

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The African Elephants and the Asian Elephants

- Have you ever visited a zoo when you were a child. Did you see any large land mammals called elephants. I believe most of you already know the physical appearance of a creature called elephant. However, do you know that elephants are classified into two different types, which are the African and the Asian types. Although the African and the Asian elephants come from the same family taxonomy, each of them shares some differences, such as, the physical characteristics, the living conditions, and the distribution areas....   [tags: characteristics, conditions, distribution, areas]

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The Elephant Man

- For everyone life is already hard enough. All anyone wants is to be accepted and to feel cared about but when you are unfortunately born with deformities life is a hundred times harder. According to his play The Elephant man Bernard Pomerance believes that society will shun those with deformities until they take the time to actually get to know them. John was a man shunned by society because he simply didn’t look like everyone else. He was born with a serious case of Elephantitis and was said to look like a monster....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Moral Issues and Decisions in George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant

- Moral Issues and Decisions in Shooting an Elephant    Throughout "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell, he addresses his  internal battle with the issues of morality and immorality. He writes of several situations that show his immoral doings. When George Orwell signed up for a five-year position as a British officer in Burma he was unaware of the moral struggle that he was going to face. Likewise, he has an internal clash between his moral conscious and his immoral actions. Therefore, Orwell becomes a puppet to the will of the Burmese by abandoning his thoughts of moral righteousness....   [tags: Shooting Elephant Essays]

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Elephants

- Elephants should not be killed because they are one of the main reasons that people visit the foreign land of Africa. Africa is incredibly hot and is not the most intriguing place to go on your vacation. If there were no elephants the amount of tourists would significantly decrease. Twenty eight percent of all tourist come to see the elephants. In the movie “Ivory Wars” the narrator says “ One of the few attractions for tourists is the African elephants that run wild and free across the vast plains of the continent of Africa.” When the amount of tourists decrease so does the money that they pay to see the elephants at a safari....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Racial Identity Of African Americans

- I have never taken such an enjoyable and mind riveting class in my short time at Chapel Hill. My reflection paper will be a collection of my thoughts and responses to various ideas that were presented throughout the course. At the beginning of the course, I knew racism existed and that it was an horrendous thing to experience and witness. The rawness of material presented throughout the course made me think deeper about racism. The examples and models that were brought forward exploited the intricacies that are ingrained in society’s reinforced racism....   [tags: Race, Racism, African American]

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The Civil Rights Of African Americans

- Racism, discrimination and oppression has been and still is a problem in the United States of America for a long time, dating back to early America when the Native Americans were often attacked, relocated, and forcibly assimilated into European culture. The African slave trade also helped contribute to the environment of a racist culture in America by debasing the African races and teaching Caucasian Americans that they are inferior to the African races. Although the civil rights of African Americans has improved over the last few decades and America now has an African American president racism still has a strong presence....   [tags: African American, United States, Race]

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African Americans And The Westward Expansion

- The period from 1800 to 1865 marked a time of immerse sectionalism in American history. Sectionalism grew more intense due to the added conflict of how to embrace new territories gained during Western Expansion. Westward Expansion began with the Louisiana Purchase made by President Thomas Jefferson. The Louisiana Purchase stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (Give Me Liberty. 304). The most controversial issue was whether slavery would be allowed in the new territories acquired by the United States....   [tags: United States, American Civil War]

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The Lynching Of African Americans

- Many years ago, Abel Meeropol famously wrote “Southern trees bear a strange fruit, blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees...” The purpose of this poem was to describe the heinous lynching of African Americans in the south. They would be strung up to a tree and hung in front of crowds of hateful people spewing ignorance with no regard for human life outside of their own race. Sometimes their neighbors and loved ones would be present as well, while they struggled to free themselves and gasp for air before they eventually die....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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George Orwell 's Shooting An Elephant

- George Orwell was born in India and was educated in England. Later he joined the Imperial Police in Burma were he traveled to countries. All throw out his life he wrote about difficult situations that had ordinary incites. In 1984 he died but his lifelong commitment was as relevant as ever. In the story “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell there are 3 messages that in some way or another has to deal with peer pressure. Orwell was a cop in another land where the people there didn’t really like him much because he was there to keep order because his country just took it over....   [tags: George Orwell, Burma, Shooting an Elephant, Want]

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Native Americans And African Americans

- This week 's readings got me a little shocked and angry. I never learned about mixed Black Native Americans in any of my history classes growing. We learned about Native Americans and African Americans as two different, separate groups. Also, the way I was taught at least, it seemed like when we learned about them, it was in two different time periods so it never really occurred to me that there were Native Americans who actually owned African American slaves of their own. First off, I was really surprised that among White Native Americans and Black Native Americans there was segregation....   [tags: African American, Race]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- In “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell gives his opinion on imperialism when he says, “I was hated by large numbers of people—the only time in my life that I was I have been important enough for this to happen to me. I was sub-divisional police officer of the town, and in an aimless, petty kind of way anti-European feeling was very bitter” (1). The main sentences in his first paragraph indicate the terrible way of imperialism and its bit-by-bit destructive consequences for both sides of the condition....   [tags: George Orwell, Burma, KILL, Shooting an Elephant]

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African Creation Stories

- African Creation Stories There are many similarities among most African creation stories. Likewise certain differences are also noticeable. For example, I chose four creation stories to make the comparisons between them. The first one is "An African Cosmogony." Here, Bumba is the creator. He created nine living creatures, after vomiting the sun and the moon, from which all other animals emerged. The second one, "An African story of the Creation of Man", is a story among the Shilluks of the White Nile which basically explains the different complexions among the various races on Earth....   [tags: African Culture Creation Tales Essays]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- Symbolism in "Shooting an Elephant" George Orwell dramatically writes about his time in Burma as an Imperial Officer in his essay "Shooting an Elephant". He communicates in detail how he disagrees with the concept of imperialism but likewise dislikes the taunting Burmese community. Orwell goes on to recount the time an elephant rampages the village and how enlightening of an experience it was. Symbolism is a heavy orchestrator in this essay, with Orwell relating the concept of imperialism to several events such as the elephant 's rampage, the dead coolie, and the actual shooting of the elephant....   [tags: Burma, George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- In “Shooting an Elephant,” from The Seagull Reader: Essays, George Orwell explains about his time as a police officer in Moulmein, Lower Burma when an elephant turned loose in the village. He knew that from the start he “had no intention of shooting the elephant” (246), but as he starts his search for the elephant, the Burmans tell him that the elephant trampled a person to death. As Orwell continues his quest to find the elephant, a crowd joins his side. Soon, he finds the elephant doing no harm but knows he must shoot the elephant because the Burmans would think of him as a fool if he didn’t....   [tags: Burma, George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant, Musth]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- In the essay, "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell, the narrative includes almost no dialogue. Orwell 's voice as narrator is the only one readers hear. Orwell appears to have needed to empathize the inner conflict experienced by the narrator, who does not really want to shoot the elephant but feels compelled to do so to "avoid looking a fool." Ultimately, the requests and rationale of the government constrain individuals to act against their own ethical compasses. The absence of a dialogue is to emphasize the internal conflict experienced by the narrator....   [tags: Burma, George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant]

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Race And The African American

- An African American is considered residents of the United States and who have ancestry in any of the black communities of Africa. African Americans are the second largest minority population. A minority is considered the smallest of a group. Although African Americans had a hard time evolving in America their cultures, slavery, slave rebellions, and the civil rights movements have shaped African-American religious, familial, political, and economic behaviors in many ways (NCBI gov books). Race has influences on the health of the African American person....   [tags: Race, African American, Black people]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- George Orwell is a novel writer, born in India and have only spent five days there. Ida Mabel Limouzin, his mother, brought him and his sister too England while his father stayed in India. The novel Shooting an Elephant, that George wrote, took place in the bottom of Burma in the middle of Moulmein. The story is about George Orwell hesitating to kill an Elephant that has killed a man. All George planned to do was to test the elephant to see if it really meant any harm. George feels pressured by the crowd following him because they expect him to kill the elephant....   [tags: Burma, George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- Every day, each individual will look back on decisions he or she have made and mature from those experiences. Though it takes time to realize these choices, the morals and knowledge obtained from them are priceless. In George Orwell’s nonfictional essay, “Shooting an Elephant”, a young Orwell was stationed in Burma for the British imperial forces, tasked to deal with an elephant who destroyed various parts of the village Moulmein while its owner was away. Backed by second thoughts and a crowd of thousands, he finds himself shooting the elephant and reflecting that it was not justified; however, it was a choice pushed by his duty and the people....   [tags: George Orwell, Burma, Shooting an Elephant, Musth]

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George Orwell 's Shooting An Elephant

- “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell “Shooting an Elephant” By George Orwell reflects Orwell’s emotions of hatred, bitterness, and guilt felt due to oppression of Imperialism in Moulmein, Burma; During Orwell’s service as a sub-divisional police officer with the India Imperial Police. The story begins with Orwell explaining his deep hatred for the role he took place in during his service as a police officer in Burma. He was not happy within his daily routine and began to feel intense hatred towards the empire he served, the Burma people (yellow faces) and with his deep smoldering emotions within himself....   [tags: George Orwell, Burma, Shooting an Elephant]

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Principle Three : Active Learner

- Principle Three: Active Learner would be the most challenging for me because of the time and energy to insure that cultural mistakes and misshapes would be prevented or downplayed. When you bring the outside world into your classroom, you as the teacher need to still manage your students and the situations that might develop within the classroom. By allowing culture into the classroom you could set off a loose cannon at any moment yet you still need to remain in control and avoid ruffling to many feather in the process....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Blubber, Elephants]

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The Ivory Trade and the Slaughter of Elephants

- The Ivory Trade and the Slaughter of Elephants It is hard to equate an austere piano recital with the murder of hundreds of thousands of wild animals. For that matter, it is equally as difficult to relate that horrific scene with my grandmother’s antique hairpins, but the fact of the matter is that the creamy ivory that is so cherished as a sign of wealth, culture, and tradition is really the result of the work of poachers. How can those delicate hairpins be the topic of international debate and black market trade....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant

- George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" In 'Shooting an Elephant,' George Orwell finds himself in a difficult situation involving an elephant. The fate of the elephant lies in his hands. Only he can make the final decision. In the end, due to Orwell's decision, the elephant lay dying in a pool of blood. Orwell wins the sympathy of readers by expressing the pressure he feels as an Anglo-Indian in Burma, struggling with his morals, and showing a sense of compassion for the dying animal. Readers sympathize with Orwell because they can relate to his emotions in the moments before the shooting....   [tags: George Orwell Shooting Elephant]

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George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- Symbolism and Imperialism in “Shooting an Elephant” George Orwell dramatically writes about his time in Burma as an Imperial Officer in his essay “Shooting an Elephant”. He communicates in detail how he disagrees with the concept of imperialism but likewise dislikes the taunting Burmese community. Orwell goes on to recount the time an elephant rampages the village and how enlightening of an experience it was. Symbolism is a heavy orchestrator in this essay, with Orwell relating the concept of imperialism to several events such as the elephant’s rampage, the dead coolie, and the actual shooting of the elephant....   [tags: Burma, George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- The essay “Shooting an Elephant,” was written by George Orwell. Orwell was a British author best known for his essays and novels. In “Shooting an Elephant,” the title essay of his 1950 collection, Orwell is a British Police Officer in Lower Burma. After an elephant comes rampaging through the village in must, killing an Indian man, Orwell is looked upon to take care of the problem. The intense scene causes Orwell to make a crucial decision, reflecting on the vicious imperialism with the military in Burma during this time....   [tags: Burma, George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant]

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The Prevalence Of African Americans

- African Americans are considered a minority in America, but within the HIV/AIDS community African Americans are the prevailing population. African Americans account for 39% of the HIV population where White American men account for 35% of the infected population (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2014). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 in 51 white men will contract HIV in there life span where as 1 in every 16 black men will contract HIV (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2014)....   [tags: African American, Race, White American]

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Elephant Man

- Ashley Montagu tells John Merrick’s unusual story in the book that studies human dignity, The Elephant Man. The Elephant Man, an intriguing book that captures the heart of the spirit, is the story of a simple, yet unfortunate, man. It causes one to think about life’s precious gifts and how often they are taken for granted. As the sad and unique story of John Merrick, “the elephant man,'; unfolds, all are taught a lesson about strength and courage. When Sir Frederick Treeves first discovered John Merrick in 1884, he could only be described as, “a huddled mass of loneliness';(14)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Impact Of Media On African Americans

- Race is a category of people who are identified through a classification system based on meanings given to physical traits among humans. This classification system is then used by the majority in any area to discriminate and oppress. The physical traits used in this classification system can influence the ways people connect skin color with athletic performance, among other things. This is especially true regarding African Americans. Racial ideology such as this can have a very heavy influence on the way African Americans participate in sports and in which specific sports....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American]

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The African American Experience On African Americans And Their Outlook On Marriage

- Introduction The African American experience is not just something we study but as an African American, I live it. When looking up topics, I was trying to find something that would resonate with me. When I came across an article about how African American men felt about marriage so many things ran threw my mind. Due to social media, personal experiences and overall assumptions I had some preconceived notions of my own. When scanning the article one of the first things mentioned was that the percentage of African American marriages has dropped from 61% to 32% (Perry 182-183)....   [tags: African American, Black people, Marriage]

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African Art

- 1. The pottery Seated Male Figure from Mali is an example of a non- frontal figure. This Sculpture displays a man sitting with his right leg bent and his left leg pulled up into his chest. He has his right arm over his heart and his left arm across his shoulder. There are many raised bumps on his body. His face id shifted slightly to the left and he appears to be concentrating. The caption explains that he is communicating with the gods. 2. The Orangun Eps Headdress from the Yoraba is a great example of a human figure with an entourage and a good display of hieratic scale....   [tags: argument essay]

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George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant as an Attack on Colonialism and Imperialism

- George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant as an Attack on Colonialism and Imperialism   The glorious days of the imperial giants have passed, marking the death of the infamous and grandiose era of imperialism. George Orwell's essay, Shooting an Elephant, deals with the evils of imperialism. The unjust shooting of an elephant in Orwell's story is the central focus from which Orwell builds his argument through the two dominant characters, the elephant and its executioner. The British officer, the executioner, acts as a symbol of the imperial country, while the elephant symbolizes the victim of imperialism....   [tags: Shooting Elephant Essays Orwell ]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- George Orwell, other wise known as Eric Arthur Blair, is a well known British author. He spent a total of five years as an officer to the India Imperial police. This experience led him to resign and later become an author. In Orwell 's Shooting an Elephant, he describes this experience with the use of multiple symbolic characters. He uses items such as the gun used to shoot the elephant, the town’s people that watch him, and even the elephant itself to hold a specific symbolic meaning. One of the many symbolic elements in this piece is the gun....   [tags: George Orwell, Burma, Shooting an Elephant]

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African History : African American History

- African precolonial history The art of Africans states the attitude, value and the thoughts of the product of the past experiences. The study of art offers the learning of their history. African contains the great anxious historians of Africa (g, ehuedu 09). The idea of which contracted the assumed inferiority of the black people with the dominance of the white people. They arose in the western as the Europeans and started enslaving the Africans and the subsequent colonization of Africa. The ideas of ethnic inferiority have encouraged the belief that the Africans people lived in the pure barbarism (lee, McIntyre 01)....   [tags: Colonialism, Africa, Race, Europe]

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Critical Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

- Critical Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell "Shooting an Elephant" is perhaps one of the most anthologized essays in the English language. It is a splendid essay and a terrific model for a theme of narration. The point of the story happens very much in our normal life, in fact everyday. People do crazy and sometimes illegal moves to get a certain group or person to finally give them respect. George Orwell describes an internal conflict between his personal morals and his duty to his country to the white man's reputation....   [tags: Shooting an Elephant George Orwell Essays]

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African Americans And African American Males

- African American males are looked down upon when it comes to being successful in life. Additionally, some people do not pay attention when African Americans males succeed in college but are only concerned when they failed. People who do not support African American males place all of them in a specific group and look at them as a disgrace. Therefore, some Black males develop habits that result to failing. Demonstrating a lack of motivation, promoting negative stereotypes, and putting all their efforts into athletics are three factors that impede African American males from succeeding at four-year universities....   [tags: African American, Race, University]

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Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

- Shooting an Elephant In George Orwell’s story, “Shooting an Elephant,” he goes through numerous emotions. It is a very thought provoking work that takes the reader inside his mind. He goes through many emotions throughout the text, he experienced humiliation, evil, and confliction. In “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell experiences humiliation. “When a nimble Burman tripped me up on the football field and the referee looked the other way, the crowd yelled with hideous laughter” (p.323) His profession of being a police officer made him an enemy and a target to most people in town....   [tags: George Orwell, Burma, Shooting an Elephant, Musth]

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World's Culture: Nigerian Tribes

- Case synopsis In order to analyze world’s culturres, the study will focus on five features of culture. These are the rituals, artifacts, beliefs, values, norms and language. The question here will, how do the Nollywood movies represent the culture within these five features. The study will also try to find out whether religious overtones, namely Christianity versus traditional African religion featured in Nigerian videofilms reflect contemporary Nigerian culture. Lastly, the study will unfold the ways in which the post-colonial, colonial, and pre-colonial eras reflect and resonate in Nigerian movies (Jenkins & Green, 2012)....   [tags: christianity, african religion]

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Shooting An Elephant By George Orwell

- “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell “Shooting an Elephant” By George Orwell reveals the story of events during Orwell’s service as a sub-divisional police officer with the India Imperial Police, in Moulmein, Burma. “Shooting an Elephant” By George Orwell reflects Orwell’s emotions of hatred, bitterness, and guilt felt due to oppression of Imperialism. The story begins with Orwell explaining his deep hatred for the role he took place in during his service as a police officer in Burma. He was not happy within his daily routine and began to feel intense hatred towards the empire, he served, the Burma people (yellow faces) and with his deep smoldering emotions within himself....   [tags: George Orwell, Burma, Shooting an Elephant]

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The Slavery Of African American Society

- Our nation was built on the forced free labor of the African American people. That fact, seems to have been forgotten in history. We live in a society where we value white, but not black, men, but not women, rich and not poor. This are the values we live by that has cause inequalities, stereotypes, discrimination, and segregation in our society. When individuals believe a certain race (white) is superior, they become empowered and privilege and any other race is inferior and faces discrimination and unequal opportunity....   [tags: African American, Racism, Racial segregation]

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The Use of Metaphors in Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

- The Use of Metaphors in Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell In the essay ?Shooting an Elephant. by George Orwell, the author uses metaphors to represent his feelings on imperialism, the internal conflict between his personal morals, and his duty to his country. Orwell demonstrates his perspectives and feelings about imperialism.and its effects on his duty to the white man?s reputation. He seemingly blends his opinions and subjects into one, making the style of this essay generally very simple but also keeps it strong enough to merit numerous interpretations....   [tags: Shooting Elephant George Orwell Essays Papers]

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Reconstruction For The African Americans

- There were both pros and cons when referring to Reconstruction for the African Americans in the South. The changes that they faced were drastic in contrast from when they were slaves, socially, economically, and politically. African Americans gained freedom, yet rarely received any respect from whites, nor did many recognize them to be free. This caused complete pandemonium in Black’s lives. Though, in retrospect reconstruction was a big step towards freedom. Without Reconstruction, our nation wouldn’t have progressed as far and we wouldn 't be where we are today regarding racism and discrimination....   [tags: Black people, African American, Slavery]

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African Elephants and Human-Elephant Interactions: Implications for Conservations by P.C. Lee and M.D. Graham

- The Elephant is something to marvel at there is no animal quite like them. Between its shear size (the largest terrestrial mammal alive today), the familiar emotions they share with humans such as mourning for their dead, or their unique features like their large trunks, tusks, and ears, there is nothing that compares. These are some reasons why this large beautiful animal should not be taken for granted in today’s society. Unfortunately they have been between the illegal poaching for ivory, human elephant conflict regarding land usage, and environmental factors; they have become endangered....   [tags: the ivory trade, elephant population]

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Speech : ' Calling Out The Elephant '

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Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

- Analysis of Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell George Orwell's essay 'Shooting an Elephant' gives remarkable insight into the human psyche. The essay presents a powerful theme of inner conflict. Orwell feels strong inner conflict between what he believes as a human being, and what he believes and should do as an imperial police officer. The author is amazingly effective in illustrating this conflict by providing specific examples of contradictory feelings, by providing an anecdote that exemplified his feelings about his situation, and by using vivid imagery to describe his circumstances....   [tags: Shooting an Elephant George Orwell Essays]

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African And African American Culture

- African students inhabit a unique space within the Black population. While some Africans choose to recognize the differences with African and African American cultures in many aspect so their lives, some decide to fully assimilate into the American culture. My research aims to understand whether or not African students have found that they are effortlessly able to switch between their identity as a black person in America and their identity as an African person. I also hope to understand how the positive and negative stereotypes that are associated with these two categories play a role in the lives of these students....   [tags: Black people, African American, African diaspora]

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The Discrimination Of African Americans

- In today’s workplace, African Americans continue to be subjected to overt discrimination. This can take the form of ethnic jokes, racial slurs and exclusionary behaviors by Euro-American co-workers and managers. Even more disturbing is the verbal abuse, calculated mistreatment and even physical threats experienced by some African Americans while on the job. African Americans have also faced overt acts such as being reassigned to lower level projects, not receiving a promotion even though they were equally qualified and receiving less wages than other employees, even less qualified new hires....   [tags: Employment, African American, Racism]

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The Development of Royal African Company

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Shooting An Elephant

- Shooting an Elephant In life we as humans often make decisions that we would not have made on our own if we would not have been influenced by someone else. As humans others' opinions mean a great deal to us, and in "Shooting an Elephant", Orwell shows how true this idea is by the tone of the story. "Shooting an Elephant" is the story of a British policeman in Moulmein, a city in Burma, that is torn between shooting or not shooting an elephant that has gone ramped. The native people did not like him much, but when the elephant went on its rampage they were quick to call on him....   [tags: George Orwell Literature Analysis Shooting Elephan]

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Shooting an Elephant by Geroge Orwell

- In his early twenties, George Orwell (1946) began a line of work he would later term “an unsuitable profession”: officer of the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, which began his transformation into a writer of primarily political topics. His essay “Shooting an Elephant” describes his feelings of frustration in attempting to perform his duty – shooting a mad elephant discovered to have broken its chain, destroyed property, and killed a man – while avoiding the ridicule of the local population. (Orwell, 1936) The elephant can be seen to represent a number of individuals and groups in the story, held by various chains in their different circumstances....   [tags: Shooting an Elephant Essays]

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The Elephant Mask Costume and the Costume of Airowayoye

- In Gallery 101 acquisition number 1999.76 at the Dayton Art Institute, you will find the Kuosi (Elephant Mask) Society Costume of the Bamileke people in Cameroon, Africa. Standing almost six feet tall (67 inches), the elephant mask costume was worn during Tso (elephant dance) by a secret society of warriors dedicated to protecting their king. Today the costume maintains order in the Bamileke society and reminds the king that he is not above the gods. The elephant mask costume is worn to display the king’s wealth at the Kuosi celebration....   [tags: Gallery 101, Cameroon Africa, Society Costume]

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Society's Influence on People Depicted in George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant and Lucy Grealy's Mirrors

- Throughout the ages, people have at times been influenced by society to do things they would not normally do. There are people who have been influenced to do things they did not desire to do at the behest of others, simply to be accepted by their peers. The choices that are made in life affect you either way even if they were made by you or someone else. Each choice made has a consequence which will affect the individual and in return the decision will produce a particular outcome. Influence is a hard thing to calculate into someone’s life and seeing how it changes lives for better or for worst is very difficult....   [tags: shooting an elephant, mirrors]

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Ecology of Giraffa Camelopardalis

- Ecology of Giraffa camelopardalis Made popular by their long necks and distinctive camouflage coats, giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world. Their incredible body gives them a very specific niche within the ecology of African savannahs and the Sahara desert. This essay will focus on the ecology of these non-territorial herbivores, primarily focusing different factors that affect giraffe herbivory including location, sex, and age; next, it will focus on the predator-prey relationships seen at waterholes in African savannahs between lions and large-mammalian prey like giraffes; and finally, it will concentrate on the competition, or lack thereof, that may influence giraffe charac...   [tags: african savannahs, desserts, south africa]

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Being An African American Female

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The Racism Of African Americans

- Minorities deal with injustice every day. Can America learn from what they have done to cause minority to go through so much suffer. How can society be helped with systemic racism. To help solve the problem systemic racism teachers should educate the youth on historical events that shows minorities perspectives. Not everyone would agree on the method to educate the youth like that. Some people might argue that to teach the youth about systemic racism from the perspective of minorities would be to teach them the bad behaviors....   [tags: African American, Racism, Sociology, Teacher]

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Pride and Power in George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" and "A Hanging"

- Every writer has that one special quirk that keeps readers coming back for more. Whether it is the humor or the characters, most authors carry their quirks from story to story. In “Shooting an Elephant,” George Orwell describes his experience of shooting an elephant. In “A Hanging,” he describes the emotions that run through him as he watches the hanging of a prisoner. Both essays have similar key ideas that identify Orwell as a writer. The results of pride and power contribute to the themes that connect his essays and identify Orwell as a descriptive writer....   [tags: shooting an elephant, a hanging]

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George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant - A Moral Dilemma

- A Moral Dilemma in Orwell's Shooting an Elephant Unanticipated choices one is forced to make can have long-lasting effects. In "Shooting an Elephant," by George Orwell, the author recounts an event from his life when he was about twenty years old during which he had to choose the lesser of two evils. Many years later, the episode seems to still haunt him. The story takes place at some time during the five unhappy years Orwell spends as a British police officer in Burma. He detests his situation in life, and when he is faced with a moral dilemma, a valuable work animal has to die to save his pride....   [tags: Shooting Elephant Essays]

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Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Shooting An Elephant '

- Being responsible is being accountable for your actions. If you are guilty of a certain situation, you are still responsible for your misdeed you caused. Confessing to your actions is a strong thing to do, but in the end you still did the crime and should still face the same consequences even if you didn’t confess. Orwell didn’t want to shoot the elephant, but he was scared how the townspeople would treat him if he didn 't shoot it. After he shot the elephant, he felt extremely guilty and took responsibility to confess his misdeed....   [tags: Burma, George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant, Musth]

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The Colonialism Of African Diaspora

- In the Western world European colonialism is hailed as an accomplishment. It is the time where Europeans flourished economically after finding and taking control of the lands of the New World. Because of European colonialism and the need for free labor, millions of Africans were forced from their homeland and were forced into slavery. Years later the Europeans came back to colonize and take the rich resources of Africa without any regard to the native people who lived there. Though colonialism ended in the United Stated in the 1700’s and other parts of the Americas in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, many of its racial and injustices are still an ingrained in society today There have been...   [tags: Black people, African American, Colonialism]

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Is The Womb Dangerous For African Americans?

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The Denial Of The Rights For African Americans

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The Portrayal Of African American Theatre

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Hills Like White Elephant, By Ernest Hemingway And The Story Of An Hour

- This fall semester of 2014 has been an interesting and learning experience for myself. I haven’t attend school in nearly a decade and was unsure of what to expect from my teachers and myself. I would have to say being in Professor Dybala’s English 1302 to start my school day is interesting. She is an energetic professor and I’m able to feel her passion for teaching and that motivate me to try my best in her class as the rest of my classes. I was driven to do the best of my ability and whatever the outcome might be, I know I did my best....   [tags: English-language films, Short story, Emotion]

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The Inequality Of African Americans

- Since the beginning of slavery, African Americans have been held at a lower standard for education. American government prohibited African Americans from learning how to read, developing inequality in education and further success. White supremacists’ intentions were to allow White Americans to continue to prosper further and create barriers to prevent African Americans from succeeding. An academic journalist, Nathaniel Jackson, employed the words of John Ogbu of the University of Berkley, “…the monopolization of resources for academic enterprise (colleges, universities, foundation, and government funding agency review boards, journals, and other publishing put-lets) by the dominant group an...   [tags: Racial segregation, African American]

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African Americans And African American History

- Over the past weeks in HIS 176 African Experience, we learned about many significant events that made Africa what it is known for today. From the evolution of human’s origins to the great Ancient Egyptians times, Africa has many historical events that shaped the world around us today. However, it is important to know about Africa historical events, but let’s take out the time to learn more about Africa outside of the classroom; your own thoughts and research about great Africa. Taking the time to research a topic such as Africa outside of the classroom, gives you more knowledge and understanding of its culture and daily events....   [tags: South Africa, Africa, Johannesburg, Sierra Leone]

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African Americans And The Education System

- African Americans and the Education System Even though the Brown v. Board of Education was 62 years ago, African Americans are still fighting to have an equal education opportunity. “But many schools are as segregated today as they were before the ruling, and black children throughout the United States are performing at the bottom of the American educational system” (Jackson 1). Nevertheless, it took decades of hard work and struggle by numerous African Americans for a better education system....   [tags: High school, Education, African American]

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African American History in America

- In From Slavery to Freedom (2007), it was said that “the transition from slavery to freedom represents one of the major themes in the history of African Diaspora in the Americas” (para. 1). African American history plays an important role in American history not only because the Civil Rights Movement, but because of the strength and courage of Afro-Americans struggling to live a good life in America. Afro-Americans have been present in this country since the early 1600’s, and have been making history since....   [tags: History Blacks African American]

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