"Shooting an Elephant" by George OrwellShanae MaxwellBlock 7
Exposition: The main character, is hated in the town that he lives in because he is seen as their oppresor. he simpathises but is a police officer and has a job to do.
Rising Action: An elephant that just killed a Native is on the loose. the narrator is called to kill the elephant. He goes into town with his horse and a gun. He is conflicted because he empathasies for the elephant and does not want to harm it.
Climax: With 2,000 of the towns people watching, the police officer knows that he has to shoot the elephant. Though it killed someone it looks so peacful and innocent. In the end he shoots the elephant once.
Falling Action: The officer ends up shooting the elephant multiple times because the first shot did not kill him. It took so long for the elephant to die and the officer could not bare to watch. He was later informed that it took the elephant 30 minutes to die in agony.
Resolution: After the fact the narator feels awful he killed the elephant. The owner of the elephant was furious, he was Indian so no one cared. The narrator was glad the elephant killed the man, the man killed was a coolie so in the eyes of the law he did what was right. He only killed the elephant because he did not want to look foolish but regrets what he did.