Shooting an Elephant, No Witchcraft for Sale,Marriage Is a Private Affair

Shooting an Elephant, No Witchcraft for Sale,Marriage Is a Private Affair

1.Compare and contrast the conflicts faced by Orwell in “Shooting an Elephant” to those faced by Gideon in “No Witchcraft for Sale.” To what unique revelation does Orwell’s position as a police officer lead him? How can Gideon’s ultimate decision not to share his knowledge be interpreted as an act of rebellion and an assertion of the dignity and worth of his culture?

 

2.What do pieces such as “Marriage Is a Private Affair” and the excerpt from Nectar in a Sieve demonstrate about the influence of modern ideas and modern ways on traditional cultures? How are the characters in these works affected by the modernization of their respective societies

3.Of all the characters highlighted in the works included in this unit, which one did you relate to or identify with the most in terms of his or her struggles and conflicts? Why? What was it about this character that made him or her affect you as he or she did? Be sure to point to specific examples from the work to support your response.

 

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Requirements: 1000-1500 words

 

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Orwell and Gideon face similar conflicts in “Shooting an Elephant” and “No Witchcraft for Sale,” respectively. Specifically, both characters deal with internal strife, which pits their values (what they believe) against what society expects them to do. In “Shooting an Elephant,” Orwell is hunting one of the tame elephants locals use, which has escaped its rider and caused a lot of damage throughout the bazaar (Yeasmin et al., 2013). Orwell initially took his rifle for the hunting venture despite knowing that it would not kill the elephant. He did this because he hoped that firing the rifle might scare away the animal (Yeasmin et al., 2013). However, before he left, Orwell discovered that the elephant had trampled and killed a native laborer. This discovery forces Orwell to request an elephant rifle, which would kill the elephant rather than scare it away

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