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Under the institution of tyranny no one is born a tyrant but slowly becomes one based on his or her experiences this accumulated tyranny destroys his or her freedom to be who they want to be George Orwell demonstrates this in his essay Shooting an Elephant In paragraph seven Orwell states that when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys and that He wears a mask and his face grows to fit it this particular quote sums up Shooting an Elephant as a metaphor regarding British imperialism Many British troops deployed to India probably disapproved of imperialism but soon became accustomed to it and began to believe in it their heads soon began to fit their helmets The narrator a British soldier does not believe in imperialism but enforces it because of his position Although the narrator has no wish to shoot the elephant he does in order to show his dominance over the natives The narrator has forfeited his beliefs by killing the elephant in an act of supremacy by doing so he destroys his freedom The soldiers face slowly begins to fit the mask of British imperialism through this action This instance is not only applicable to imperialism but also to human nature No man or woman is born possessing the seven deadly sins but they can acquire them through societys impact It is impossible for someone to be born with innate evil but a negative society and bad experiences can turn someone evil For instance Hitler was probably not discriminating against Jewish people as a toddler Hitlers experiences and actions turned him into a tyrant destroying thousands of peoples freedom while destroying his own When a person does an act that goes against his or her morals he or she will feel guilty the first time but if the said person continues to perform this action he or she will become accustomed to it and
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