After reading pages 540 to 545 the analysis questions have presented a multitude of interesting points on the subject. 1. There is definitely symbolic meaning behind the elephant’s death. Nevertheless, the author encourages a literary interpretation with the qualitative descriptions and drawn out process for analyzing the situation. This creates juxtaposition between the perceived reaction of the narrator and the actual events taking place in the text.
2. His perspective is unique because he sympathizes with their experience of being conquered while being distasteful of present circumstances or actions. The ambivalence is characteristic of a disdain for the locals while a greater understanding of their cultural experience suffering from British and colonial rule.
3. This paragraph shows the complexities that are conceived before deciding on the elephant’s fate. This shows a lesson of risk management as well as perspectives in destruction. The character learns that managing the elephant is on par with an expensive piece of equipment and should be addressed as such.
4. No, because there is a larger societal pressure that he indicates. While the time period may have called for similar actions, it is conceivable that the elephant did not have to be shot. Still, this perspective may differ significantly from the prevailing standards of operation at the time.
5. This creates a sense of disunity in the text because of the complex emotions Orwell has regarding his actions. This resolution creates an unsettling feeling because of the lack of consideration for life.
6. Perhaps he is self-reflecting and is realizing the consequences of his actions. It also provides a good articulation of his potential monologue within the situation. These are various strategies to build tension and to enlighten the reader towards the character’s specific actions.
In the article When is it time to put a dog down for being aggressive with people it is possible to compare different aspects of culture and sub genres. The article brings a humanitarian perspective to the subject, with clear examples of the decision-making as well as behavior patterns that may existing amongst animals. The strategies suggested in this program ask the pet owners to consider both personal ethical and resource related aspects of the situation. This brings forth the culture of utilitarianism that can be found throughout the article. Perhaps the most revealing point of the article was the section about quality of life. These standards indicate a clear differentiation amongst pet owners in the difficult decisions surrounding end of life scenarios.
America’s Changing Attitude
The article America’s Changing Attitude Towards Women presents variegated perspectives from the piece Why Are Fewer Women Than Men Elected. These of culture and identity are prevalent in this media and suggest multidimensional societal perspectives
Culture is represented in both pieces throughout the content. One of the greatest limitations to female politics and other aspects of the electoral process is because of supply and demand. Representation amongst females has not changed as much as anticipated on a global level. Therefore, the ideologies and standards associated with political must continue to develop in order to overcome cultural adversities or limitations.
Meanwhile, Identity is presented from a multidimensional perspective. According to the article America’s Changing Attitudes Towards Women several important points are raised about minorities as well as women. Many people in the US have viewed segregation as a separation based on identity. This has created a cultural standard for these two groups as well as a unique perspective on what they are able to contribute to society at large. Both articles illustrate this as there are various attitudes around the world and in the United States and that require females to maintain a certain ‘identity’ in order to be successful candidates.
- Daniels, S., Bradford, F., Tortorello, N. (1998). “Americans Changing Attitudes Towards Minorities And Women.” Roper Center: 47-50.
- Krook, M. L. (2010). Why are fewer women than men elected? Gender and the dynamics of candidate selection. Political Studies Review, 8(2), 155-168.
- Orwell, George. “Shooting an elephant.” New Writing 2 (1936): 501-06.