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Why is Orwell asked to do something about the elephant?



A. Only the British police force has weapons.
B. He has experience handling elephants.
C. The Burmese refuse to control the elephant.

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Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: May 29, 2020

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Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Sep 22, 2017

The reason why Orwell was asked to do something about the elephant is because only the British police force has weapons. Before we delve into this topic further, the shooting was discussed in “Shooting an Elephant”, an essay written by George Orwell in 1936 wherein the narrator, most probably Orwell himself, had to shoot an elephant while he was working as a police officer stationed in Burma.

As to why he shot the elephant, the narrator stated that he “had no intention of shooting the elephant” because he “had merely sent for the rifle to defend” himself in necessary. At the end of the essay, the narrator then stated that he “often wondered whether any of the other grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool”.

 

Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered Aug 25, 2017

Only the British police force has weapons.
 

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