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15.4: “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell

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  • In “Shooting an Elephant,” author George Orwell finds himself in a position of authority as an Indian community encounters a rampaging elephant.

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    As you are reading, identify the following:

    • The “situation”
    • The “complications”
    • The “lesson” the author learned from the experience


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