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African Elephant

- African Elephant The common name is the African Elephant, the scientific name is Loxodonta Africana, the phylum is Vertebrata, the class is Mammalia, the order is Proboscidea, and the family is Elephantidae. The Closest Relatives to the African Elephant are: the Asian Elephant, mammoths, primitive proboscidean (mastodons), sea cows, and hyraxes. Scientists believe that the African Elephant evolved from one of its closest relatives, the Sea Cow. The geographical location and range of the African elephant covers all of central and southern Africa....   [tags: essays papers]

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A Brief History Of African Music Through The Colonial Period

- A Brief History of African Music through The Colonial Period Music before the 20th century was very different when compared to the music of the 21st Century. There were distinctive occasions for each type of African music. West African music, the African Diaspora, and the music of the Colonies each had different musical instruments. West African music was the music of the African people before the Europeans captured and sold them into slavery in the Americas. It was unique in the manner in which it was played as well as the reasons why it was played....   [tags: Music History Arts]

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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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African Archaeology

- 1) Metallurgical Origins in Africa Introduction The study of metallurgy in Africa has been dominated by a concern with origins and antiquity. Some Anthropologists believe that African metallurgy was an early, independent invention, while others believe that it was an innovation, which came relatively late, and was a product of diffusion. With these two hypotheses as our only reference points, we are limited in our knowledge of metallurgy as well as its role in the lives of African people. Anthropologists often find themselves in the predicament of being presented with a small number of precedent theories, which shape and direct further studies....   [tags: Africa African Archaeology Essays]

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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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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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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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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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African Government Administration

- The continent of Africa, although rich in land and natural resources, has been ravaged in ways no other continent has seen in modern history. From droughts and famine, to dictatorial regimes and HIV/AIDS, Africa has been plagued by many troubles leaving many to argue that Africa’s lack of organization, power, and lack of resources has only made things worse. The creation of The Assembly of the African Union, originally called the Organization of Africa Unity was established to unite Africa politically with one military force, one head and an organized governing body to watch over its development....   [tags: AU, African Organization]

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African American Reconstruction

- Prior to the Civil War, African Americans were treated as second class individuals. They lacked the freedom and equality they sought for. To the African Americans, the Civil War was a war of liberation. Contrary to what African Americans perceived, Southerners viewed the war as an episode of their journey to salvation. Southern lands may have been destroyed and depleted, but the South was persistent that their racial order would not be disrupted. To most, the goals of the Reconstruction era were to fully restore the Union, and to some, grant emancipation and liberty to former slaves....   [tags: African American History]

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Themes In African Creation Stories

- Themes In African Creation Stories Like all cultures, African cultures inevitably had to deal with the issue of "How did we get here?" To answer this pressing question, the people invented stories that reflect the values, morals, and norms of their individual societies. When one examines these stories, one can gain insight into what these cultures were like. "An African Cosmogony" tells of how the world was created through a powerful being named Bumba, who regurgitates the sun, moon, stars, and the first nine living creatures....   [tags: African Culture Essays]

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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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African American Culture

- African American Culture Music Spirituals This is a religious song sung by the black people in the southern part of the US and are often influenced by African melodies. The spirituals are typical working songs and often content stories and persons from the Bible. Many of the slaves, in fact, thought of themselves as modern children of Israel who were looking for freedom. The songs first become well-known outside the southern states when the slaves were set free from slavery. Blues The blues is extremely various type of music, and it has many different musical expressions....   [tags: African American Studies]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Shooting an Elephant

- In the essay, Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell illustrates his experiences as a British police officer in Lower Burma, and reflects it to the nature of imperialism. Since “anti-European feeling was very bitter” due to the British Empire’s dictatorship in Burma, Orwell is being treated disrespectfully by the Burmese (12). This allows him to hate his job and the British Empire. However, the incident of shooting of an elephant gives him a “better glimpse … of the real nature of imperialism – the real motives for which despotic government act” (13)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Orwell]

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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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Shooting an Elephant

- In his essay, Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell illustrates his experiences as a British police officer, and reflects it to the nature of imperialism. He hates his job as a police officer in Moulmein because an “anti-European feeling was very bitter” due to British Empire’s dictatorship in Burma. Therefore, Orwell, a white man is being treated disrespectfully by the Burmese which allows him to hate his job and British Empire, the root of everything. However, the incident of shooting of an elephant gives him a “better glimpse … of the real nature of imperialism – the real motives for which despotic government act” (13)....   [tags: Analysis, George Orwell]

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African American Hardships

- African American Hardships During pre-colonial African kinship and inheritance, it provided the bases of organization of many African American communities. African American men were recognized for the purpose of inheritance. They also inherited their clan names based on their accomplishments, as well as other things when one decease. Land was not owned in many parts of Africa during the pre-colonial period. It was yet held and distributed by African American men. Access to the land by women depended on their obligations or duties within the gendered division of labor....   [tags: African American Studies]

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Treatment Of African Americans: 1865-1895

- During the span of thirty years from 1865 to 1895 blacks that lived within this time frame went through arguably the most profound series of events to occur in African American history. Southern blacks were faced with prejudice, bondage, slavery, and ultimately survival. Shortly after the thirteenth amendment was ratified, stating that: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” The southern governments enacted a series of Black Codes that were purposefully meant to keep blacks “as near to a state of bondage as possible.” Bla...   [tags: History Racism African American]

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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 Bush Elephant

- ... (Inside Natures Giants, 2011, video.) By an elephant flapping its ears it also helps with cooling the blood as there is an air current. Teeth: An elephant tooth is made up of narrow, separate sections which grow and cement together (inside Natures Giants, 2011, book.) Teeth which are growing from the back of the mouth gradually over time push towards the front, the very front teeth will then break off. Elephants have 8 molar teeth which work at any one time and they are located at the top and bottom of the mouth....   [tags: Zimbabwe and Botswana]

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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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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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The Extinction Of Asian Elephants

- Elephants are beautiful animals that are found in most parts of the world. The elephant is Earth 's largest land animal, although the Asian elephant is slightly smaller than its African cousin. The Asian elephant is an endangered animal and the number of Asian elephants has decreased throughout the world and if nothing is said or done, they will go extinct. One of the reasons why this animal is endangered is their habitat is lost as human populations increase and grasslands and forests are converted to agricultural and other uses....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Elephas, Elephantidae]

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Elephants And Its Effects On The World

- On Eating Elephants The largest land animal on Earth can stand up to 13 feet tall and weigh up to 15,400 pounds, yet it is still a vulnerable creature. Perhaps this is because it has one of the largest hearts in the world, weighing up to 46 pounds. This shows in the creature’s endangerment and its compassion. Elephant populations have decreased rapidly in recent decades, primarily to habitat loss and ivory poachers. Elephants also experience emotions such as anger, joy, and grief. Perhaps the most astounding, though logical, example of the elephant’s vulnerability is its avoidance of certain acacia trees because of the ants that live on them....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Elephants, Fozzie Bear]

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Speech : ' Calling Out The Elephant '

- Bush, E.C. & Bush V., L. (2010). Calling out the elephant: An examination of African American male achievement in community colleges. Journal of African-American Males in Education, 1(1), 40-62. Define the problem/research question The research questions are defined as follow: 1. How are African-American males performing at the California community colleges compared to other ethnic and gender sub groups. 2. How do African-American males feel about institutional support at the community college....   [tags: Qualitative research, Quantitative research]

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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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Is Ivory A New Phenomenon?

- The use of ivory is not a new phenomenon in today’s society. Since prehistoric times, ivory has been used in different cultures for a variety of reasons. What is new is the rate at which ivory trade is occurring globally. Starting in the early 1970s, attention was starting to form around global ivory trade and its negative effects on both humans and the environment. In Africa especially, much attention is being brought to the soaring death rates of elephants due to a massive increase in poaching rates....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Ivory, Africa]

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The Effects Of Hunting Bison On The Wildlife Fund

- According to the Huffington Post, the bodies of three bison were found in Yellowstone National Park on March 18, 2014. These bison, or buffalo, are believed to be shot and killed between March 13 and March 15. Hunting bison has been banned in Yellowstone since 1894 in order to protect the then highly endangered buffalo. In recent years cases of bison being killed have been infrequent, however, when someone kills a buffalo it is taken seriously. There is a $5,000 reward for anyone who has any information on the poacher that killed the three bison....   [tags: Tiger, Elephant, Endangered species, Hunting]

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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 Development of Royal African Company

- ... On May 3, 1588 Queen Elizabeth recognized this success and granted the first patent of monopoly to the West Coast of Africa. Hawkins voyages are significant because he was the first Englishman to engage in slavery. In 1660 Charles II was very interested in the possibility of gold mines, he was determined to create a company for the purpose of sending an expedition to Gambia to mine for gold. On December 18, 1660 Charles II granted Prince Rupert a charter for this very purpose the name of the company would be called, The Company of Royal Adventures into Africa....   [tags: voyages, trade, charters]

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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 Eagle and the Elephant: a Simple Comparison

- Human history has always been full of ups and downs. Successes and failures, treaties and war. And just as human history, a human life can get lost in they're own challenges and experiences. Often oblivious to the plight of others, most just live out their lives. Taking what they have for granted, they live inside their glass shell, unable to imagine a world without. Take the United States of America for instance. With a GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of $47,400, the United States of America is the 10th wealthiest nation in regards to GDP ....   [tags: Government ]

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The Nature Of The Zoo

- The zoo is the place to see some of the most dangerous predators, majestic birds, skittish herbivores, and the sheer beauty of the animal kingdom and some of the deadliest snakes in the world just on the other side of a glass or just observed from a couple yards away. People say that the animals should be freed and sent back to their natural habitats. Others say that these animals should stay there because they are protected from poaching, bring the numbers back from endangered species, getting good nutrients from the foods they eat there....   [tags: Extinction, Species, Elephant, Giant Panda]

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An Elephant Crackup By Charles Siebert Drills On The Downfall Of Elephants

- Largely known as the biggest animal on the planet, elephant is always considered human’ friendliest wild friend. We have coexisted from the beginning of time, working, sharing this increasingly overcrowded land. In the crazy and fast pacing world of animals and the endless fight over the places in the food chain , elephant is still supposed to be the calmest because, according to some children’s book, those problems are too small compared to the size of the animal. However, it seems that this theory is only true in the childhood fantasy....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, War elephant, Al-Fil]

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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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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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Descriptive Writing And Visual Arts

- Take Home Exam A caricature is a device used in descriptive writing and visual arts where particular aspects of a subject are exaggerated to create to create a silly or comic effect.(Caricature) There were many caricatures made by the whites that are different in looks, style, behavior but at the end of the day these caricatures are made only in an attempt to conform African Americans and make them feel inferior themselves. These different caricatures include; Sambo, Mammy, Pickaninny, Brute, Zip Coon, and Black Rambo....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, African American]

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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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George Orwell 's Shooting An Elephant

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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 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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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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- 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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- 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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- 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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