The Elephant Symbol Timeline in Shooting an Elephant
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Elephant appears in Shooting an Elephant. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
“Shooting an Elephant”
...reasons behind it. He receives a call from another policeman, informing him that a rogue elephant has been causing damage in the town. Orwell heads toward the affected area. On the... (full context)
...swelled to over two thousand people, all of whom are excitedly expecting to see the elephant’s demise. Orwell feels as though he is a magician tasked with entertaining them, and realizes... (full context)
...appears “grandmotherly” to him; killing it would be a form of murder. Moreover, killing an elephant is a waste of an expensive commodity. The locals tell Orwell that the elephant has... (full context)