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Shooting an Elephant and Such Such Were the Joys by George Orwell both were autobiographical stories that show different parts of his life In Shooting an Elephant Orwell is a sub-divisional police officer that has to make a choice that will effect his pride and the well being of the people he is protecting In Such Such Were the Joys Orwell is a boy going to a very expensive school were he is faced with the problem of losing his pride or dealing with the teachers and getting scholarships to very prestigious colleges In both of his stories Orwell is called upon to make a decision that could affect the people around him he has to make the right choice for himself and the people around him Orwell wrote Brander was an individualist who confronted contemporary social and political problems as a man who has done all his thinking for himselfRyan 296 Although Orwell doesnt make the choices obvious in his stories he ends up choosing between keeping his pride or dealing with the responsibilities given to him Orwell feels pride in himself in both Shooting an Elephant and Such Such Were the Joys His pride in Shooting an Elephant came from the fact that he didnt want to shoot the elephant because he didnt see it as being right I had no intention of shooting the elephant I had merely sent for the rifle to defend myself if necessary754 Orwell had seen the damage the elephant had made killing a person raiding a fruit vender and wrecking a bamboo hut 753 But once he saw the elephant in the grass he was almost sure that he was over his must so he didnt think he would have to shoot it and didnt want to He knew that the elephant was worth more alive than it was dead because it is used for working like a tool The pride Orwell had in Such Such Were
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