shooting an elephant

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    • OPPRESSORS
      • british
      • "imperialism was an evil thing"
      • hated the oppressed
      • hatred of empire vs "evil - spirited little beasts"
    • INTRO
      • author
      • title
      • very brief summary
      • repeat question
    • NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE
      • description
      • ancedote
      • climax of shooting
      • anti-climax ending
    • THEATRICAL METAPHOR
      • "theater curtain"
      • "leading actor"
        • "two thousand wills"
        • "absurd puppet"
          • "i first grasped the hollowness, the futility of the white mans dominion in the East"
    • NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE
      • anti-climax ending
      • climax of shooting
      • ancedote
      • description
    • SHOOTING OF THE ELEPHANT
      • "devilish roar of glee" -burmese
      • "suddenly shricken, shrunken, immensely old"
      • "he sagged flabbily to his knees"
      • use of "he" rather than "it"
      • "tortured breathing"
      • "i had done is soley to avoid looking a fool"

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