The Elephant in the Ancient World

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Orwell's Shooting an Elephant

The story that my evaluation will be based on is Shooting an Elephant written in 1936. The author George Orwell was born in 1903 in India to a British officer raised in England. He attended Eton College, which introduced him to England's middle and upper classes. He was denied a scholarship, which

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Meaning behind the Killing of the Elephant

"The True meaning behind the Killing of the Elephant" An elephant has been shot and killed. Wt a mere act of violence or does it go beyond that? In this situation, the killing of the elephant goes far behind self-defense and security. It's taken to a personal level, which leads to diffi

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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

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Jungle Book: A Collection of Stories

The story The Jungle Book is a collection of stories written about the ecosystems and everyone's part in it. This book is written mostly from the animals point of view telling their feelings and their unheard laws. The book was written in a very simple form

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Jim Merritt's Summary of Requiem of a Heavy Weight

Summary of "Requiem for a Heavyweight" by Jim Merritt Jim Merritt's essay "Requiem for a Heavyweight" explains how scientists have been learning about the life of the African elephant; just as this animal is becoming threatened by extinction. The bonds formed within an elephant family can last

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The Essay on Shooting an Elephant, by George Orwell

George Orwell's service as a member of the imperial police in Moulmein in lower Burma from 1922 to 1927 produced in him a sense of guilt about the British colonial rule in the sub-continent and the evils it let loose. A feeling grew in him that he must make some kind of expia

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"Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell

Many people have tried to define what it really means to be human, and there is really still no definitive answer that everyone will accept. However, there have been many books and essays that have been written on the subject, and some of them will be discussed here. One of the most definitive es

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The Idea of Survival of the Fittest

"Natural selection conceived of as a struggle for life in which only those organisms best adapted to existing conditions are able to survive and reproduce" (Dictionary.com). In the classic adventure King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard, death and survival were one of the most common happenings

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"Shooting An Elephant"

This is a story of a man with a will to survive in a land where he is not liked. For the reason of looking different, he was not a native. Having a position of authority, being a police officer, he was not given any, He says, " When a nimble Burman tripped me up on the foot

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Shooting an Elephant: Master or Slave

Shoong an elephant: master or slave? In the story "Shooting an Elephant," by George Orwell, the character finds himself at the mercy of a hooting crowd of Burmese villagers eager to see him shoot an elephant gone "must." The character is confronted with a moral dilemma and abandons his morals to

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The Development of GPS to Make Life Easier to Live

Describe how GPS works and how normal citizens have been able to use it to make their lives easier. GPS is a global positioning satellite that is used to show the exact position on earth that you are. This system is used in many ways. Many people in a new city use rental cars. These

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The African Elephants

I have recently seen The Elephant Kingdom Imax movie. Since then I have had a very strong interest in elephants; mainly African ones. African elephants are the biggest specie of elephants. They have two finger like projections on the end of their trunk, the they use in battle.

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Loxodonta Africana

The common name is the African Elephant, the scientific name is Loxodonta Africana, the phylum is Vertebrata, the class is Mammalia, the order is Proboscidea, and the family is Elephantidae. The Closest Relatives to the African Elephant are: the Asian Elephant, mammoths, primitive proboscidean

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Paper on The Mbuti People of Africa

"Children of the Forest" is a narrative written by Kevin Duffy. This book is a written testament of an anthropologist's everyday dealings with an African tribe by t

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An Essay: Shooting an Elephant

In his essay "Shooting an Elephant", George Orwell attempts to relay the inhumanity of imperialism. Orwell uses his personal experience with a moral dilemma to convey to the reader the evils which result from colonial politics. An English petty officer in colonial Burma is routinely required to en

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George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant,

In George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant," he takes on the role of a Burma sub divisional police officer. Orwell takes on a job even though he dislikes and does not care not for the people he has to deal with. This can be seen throughout Orwell's essay in his word choice to describe the people, an

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The Skeleton Coast of Africa

The Skeleton Coast of Africa is located along the Atlantic coast of the Nambia Desert. The Skeleton Coast was named for the dozens of shipwrecks that litter the shore. This twenty-five mile strip of land has been protecting wildlife since 1971. There is n assortment of animals along the Skeleton Co

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George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant

In "Shooting an Elephant," George Orwell finds himself in a difficult situation involving an elephant. The fate of the elephant lies in his hands. Only he can make the final decision. In the end, due to Orwell's decision, the elephant lay dying in a pool of blood. Orwell wins the sympathy o

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Comparisons of The African and Asian Elephants

The Similarities and Differences Between African and Asian Elephants By Karen O'Connor Today, various types of mammals can be found in many regions of the world.Elephants are familiar characters found in the minds of people surrounding the globe. The African Elephant and t

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An Elephant Story

Somewhere in eastern Canada, there is a place where elephants live. Elephants seem to enjoy the place where they live, they even seem to enjoy the cold weather. During winter, elephant wants to go in the freezing, icy water; the male breaks the ice to swim in the water. The elephants seem to have

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Some Conditions of Obedience And Disobedience To Authority

We all know how hard it is at times to follow through on every if not most of the things someone of higher authority demanded that we do. Sometimes we do these things even if it's not what we may have believed in. Why then do we do it anyway? Imagine being told that you have to send 100's of volts

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Real Nature of Imperialism

A Comparison of Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" & Conrad's Heart of Darkness Throughout history, writers have written about many different subjects based on their personal experiences. George Orwell, under the pseudonym of Eric Blair, was one of the most fam

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Shooting an Elefant by G. Orwell

In the essay "Shooting an Elephant," George Orwell describes an internal conflict between his personal morals and his duty to his country-moreover, his duty to the white man's reputation. Orwell's decision to kill the elephant is a direct result of oppression. Oppression perhaps goes deeper than

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Africa's Wild Animals Suffered a Massive Decline in Population

In the past three decades, many of Africa's wild animals have suffered a massive decline in population due to poaching. Africa is the world's second largest continent and home to thousands of species of animals. Unlike in North America, most of these animals roam c

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