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The story that my evaluation will be based on is Shooting an Elephant written in 1936 The author George Orwell was born in 1903 in India to a British officer raised in England He attended Eton College which introduced him to Englands middle and upper classes He was denied a scholarship which led him to become a police officer for the Indian Imperial in 1922 He served in Burma until resigning in 1927 due to the lack of respect for the justice of British Imperialism in Burma and India He was now determined to become a writer so at the brink of poverty he began to pay close attention to social outcasts and laborers This led him to write Down and Out in Paris and London 1933 during the Spanish Civil War He embodied his hate for totalitarian system in his book Animal Farm 1945 George Orwell fell to the disease of tuberculosis at forty-seven but not before he released many works He wrote six novels three documentary works over seven hundred reviews and newspaper articles and a volume of essays 1149This particular story was very interesting and found it to hold a lot of truth Shooting an Elephant is about an English man that was a police officer in Burman who was hated for his race and felt it almost impossible to do his job He had to deal with a lot of hatred and disrespect but yet he was expected to do what the towns people asked of him when they asked When the elephant got loose the first person the sub-inspector at the opposite end of the town called was the main character who was to be nameless throughout the entire story He wanted him to go do something about the loose elephant because the mahout the keeper and driver of an elephant was away and no one else could handle a situation such as this The main character grabbed his 44
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