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Please read attach essay, don't check for errors in essay. I need you to only answer the following:

1. Afterwards, of course, there were endless discussions about the shooting of the elephant. The owner was furious, but he was only an Indian and could do nothing. Besides, legally I had done the right thing, for a mad elephant has to be killed, like a mad dog, if its owner fails to control it. Among the Europeans opinion was divided. The older men said I was right, the younger men said it was a damn What is Orwell's thesis? In other words, what is the main point of the essay?

2. What is Orwell's purpose for writing this essay?

3. Who is his audience? Does he reach them? If so, how? Consider specifically his use of descriptive detail and metaphor.

4. Why did Orwell shoot the elephant? Support your answer with specific quotes from the text.

5. What impact did it have on him? Again, cite specifics to support your answer.
shame to shoot an elephant for killing a coolie, because an elephant was worth more than any damn Coringhee coolie. And afterwards I was very glad that the coolie had been killed; it put me legally in the right and it gave me a sufficient pretext for shooting the elephant. I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool.

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Orwell himself wrote, "For at that time I had already made up my mind that imperialism was an evil thing and the sooner I chucked up my job and got out of it the better." Later, he wrote, "but it gave me a better glimpse than I had had before of the real nature of imperialism-the real motives for which despotic governments act." His point is to show in a very dramatic fashion the futility of imperialism. In addition, his experience with the elephant demonstrates rather graphically the reasons why despotic governments do what they do. They aren't really in control! They themselves are mere puppets in the hands of the people they rule over. Pretty sad really.

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