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What’s your thoughts on George Orwell’s essay “shooting An Elephant”?





I need to write a persuasive argument essay on orwell's paper "shooting an elephant"and my topic was that "Was Orwell justified in shooting the elephant?"I choose no he wasn't.so can you give me me a counter argument that he was justified in killing the elephant.



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  1. Agapornis says:

    1 – He was an inexperienced officer & he did not know what he was getting into.2 – He felt compelled by his position to show the locals that he was making an effort at offering them protection.3 – When the moment of truth came, he bowed to public pressure.4 – After his botched attempt, it was only humane to complete the job. (Albeit, not in a timely manner.)5 – He needed this life experience to gain a deeper understanding & respect for life form beyond human-beings.That’s what I got out of his brutal recount of this awful situation.