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Shooting an Elephant Analyse und Interpretation
Analyse und Interpretation der Short Story "Shooting an Elephant" von George Orwell. Dieser Aufsatz diskutiert die Gattung sowie die Haltung Georg Orwells zum Imperialismus. Auch die Symbolik des Elefanten wird interpretiert.
“Shooting an Elephant” deals with the problems of imperialism. The problems imperialism can cause, comes through with the story about the shooting of an elephant. But what are the real opinions of the author, George Orwell, when it comes to imperialism, and how does a story about an elephant describes his views of imperialism?
“Shooting an Elephant” takes place in lower Burma, where George Orwell is a sub divisional police officer. George Orwell is as a police officer and as a European, a hated person amongst the Burmese. In the story you feel that this hatred against him is something that means a lot to him. He tells about his relationship with the Burmese almost to the last detail. How he cannot walk on the streets without people hooting and jeering at him. All this bothers him a lot, because as he says: “I had already made up my mind that imperialism was an evil thing.... I was all for the Burmese and all against their oppressors, the British.” (p. 2, ll. 20-24)... Kaufen Sie jetzt Zugang, um mehr zu lesen