Nobby and I set out for Croydon. A belching chimney or a stinking slum is repulsive chiefly because it implies warped lives and ailing children. This is not intended to bring the coal out, only to loosen it.
He glanced at his wrist-watch. When you have finally got there—and getting there is a in itself: Even the superintendent grinned in a tolerant way. Football, a game in which everyone gets hurt and every nation has its own style of play which seems unfair to foreigners, is far worse. Often the slag-heaps are on fire, and at night you can see the red rivulets of fire winding this way and that, and also the slow-moving blue flames of sulphur, which always seem on the point of expiring and always spring out again.
But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. I do not want to exaggerate. Like most second-hand bookshops we had various sidelines.
The pottery towns are almost equally ugly in a pettier way. In prose, the worst thing one can do with words is surrender to them. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks.
In the hotter mines they wear only a pair of thin drawers, clogs and knee-pads; in the hottest mines of all, only the clogs and knee-pads. The whole tendency of modern prose is away from concreteness. Football, a game in which everyone gets hurt and every nation has its own style of play which seems unfair to foreigners, is far worse.
In Burma, I have seen the supporters of one side break through the police and disable the goalkeeper of the opposing side at a critical moment. Although his intellectual sympathies lie with the Burmese, his official role makes him a symbol of the oppressive imperial power.
At a word from Francis the two warders, gripping the prisoner more closely than ever, half led, half pushed him to the gallows and helped him clumsily up the ladder. Get an answer for 'What is the thesis of George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"?' and find homework help for other Shooting an Elephant questions at eNotes.
Politics and the English Language, the essay of George Orwell. First published: April by/in Horizon, GB, London. Shooting an Elephant This collection of essays by George Orwell was published posthumously, after the publication of '' made him famous.
The title refers to an incident when as an Imperial Policeman in Burma he had to kill a tame elephant that went wild. The complete works of george orwell, searchable format. Also contains a biography and quotes by George Orwell.
The Sporting Spirit, the article of George Orwell. First published: December by/in Tribune, GB, London.
George Orwell: George Orwell, English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm () and Nineteen Eighty-four ().Shooting an elephant and other essays by george orwell