Pride Vs Responsibility
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|Pride vs Responsibility
Pride vs. Responsibility
"Shooting an Elephant" and "Such, Such Were the Joys" by George Orwell both were autobiographical stories that show different parts of his life. In "Shooting an Elephant" Orwell is a sub-divisional police officer that has to make a choice that will effect his pride and the well being of the people he is protecting. In "Such, Such Were the Joys" Orwell is a boy going to a very expensive school were he is faced with the problem of losing his pride or dealing with the teachers and getting scholarships to very prestigious colleges. In both of his stories Orwell is called upon to make a decision that could affect the people around him, he has to make the right choice for himself and the people around him. "Orwell, wrote Brander, 'was an individualist who confronted contemporary social and political problems, as a man who has done all his thinking for himself'"(Ryan, 296). Although Orwell doesn't make the choices obvious in his s...
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