What is the persona of George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant?

# What is the persona of George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant?

• SCIENCE

What is the “solar altitude angle” and describe its importance to solar panel use? Please…

The solar altitude angle refers to the angle of the sun in comparison to the ground it is shining on. When the sun is higher in the sky the light shines more directly on the surface below it. Most…

• SCIENCE

Describe in detail how latitude and longitude factor into the ability to use solar panels.

Solar panels rely on a steady stream of solar radiation to reach the panels and provide energy to later be turned into electricity. However, the sun’s light shines directly at the Earth from one…

• THE POETRY OF BLUNDEN

Only finally restored in 1967, the great Cloth Hall of Ypres in West Flanders (where linen was made) was completely destroyed during World War I and is now the site of a large WWI museum. It…

• THANK YOU, M’AM

In the story, “Thank you, M’am” what are one of the characters traits?

“Thank you, M’am” is an incredible story by Langston Hughes exemplifying the Harlem Renaissance. If you need to take a look at only one set of character traits, you only have two to choose from:…

• MATH

1) dx/dt=sgn(x), x(0) =0; 2) dx/dt=sgn(t), x(0)=0; 3) dx/dt=3*x^(2/3), x(0) =0; 4)…

The question is asking for solutions to the given differential equations in each case, where the initial value is given (that is, they are Initial Value Problems). If a solution does indeed exist…

• WAITING FOR GODOT

How does Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot reflect on the existentialist view of human reality?

Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot is widely considered the quintessential literary expression of existentialism. Vladimir and Estragon are waiting endlessly and, conceivably, pointlessly,…

• MATH

a differential function f has critical numbers at x=4 and x=9. identify all relative extrema of f…

According to the first derivative test, the relative extrema can be classified as: 1. Relative minimum if f'(x) = negative from the left of x=c and f'(x) = positive to the right of x=c. 2….

• SCIENCE

ECE102_HW3_W2015 Find two examples of “badly” designed graphs from outside sources. They…

The best way to analyze a graph to see if it is “good” or “bad” is to look at what makes a good graph. A presentation out of a university in New Zealand seemed to have a good summary. In your own…

• SCIENCE

Can you explain how these Sexual life cycles work? 1. Haploid Life Cycle 2. Diploid life cycle…

These are the three primary types of life cycles for multicellular sexually reproducing organisms. The diploid life cycle is the most familiar to us, because it is how animals function. The primary…

• SCIENCE

This question revolves around your ability to visualize the trend that data exhibits once plotted. Start by plotting the actual points: We can tell immediately that this is not a linear…

• MATH

The management of a large store has 1000 feet of fencing to enclose a rectangular storage yard…

The total amount of fencing is10001000 ft, we will take note of the formula for the Perimeter of a rectangle. We know that the formula for the Perimeter of a rectangle is:P=2L+2WP=2L+2W For this…

• MATH

Find two positive numbers that satisfy the following: if xy=20, find the minimum value of 2x+3y

We know that xy=20xy=20 and therefore we can estimate by using the factors of 20, what our answer will approximate to. From the factors, 1 x 20, 2 x 10, 4 x 5, we can already see that x≈5x≈5 and…

• FAHRENHEIT 451

What does this mean in the novel Fahrenheit 451 ” the electrical murmur of a hidden wasp snug on…

This description of a seashell radio is a harsh criticism of both the technology and the isolation of modern life caused by it. After Montag has his eye-opening encounter with Clarisse, he returns…

• HEALTH

Examples of how nurses can improve on the safety administration of medications.

The best way for nurses to reduce or minimize mistakes in administering medications is to follow proper procedures at all times. Many errors in administering medications involve improper dosages,…

• LITERATURE

What do Allen Ginsberg, Adrienne Rich, and Amiri Baraka have in common with one another and with…

Allen Ginsberg, Adrienne Rich, and Amiri Baraka (born LeRoi Jones) share a lot in common. They were all actively involved in poetry post-WWII, when the world was experiencing major revolutions and…

• ROMEO AND JULIET

What plan does Romeo share with Nurse in Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo tells Nurse that he and Juliet plan to marry. When Romeo and Juliet meet at Juliet’s ball, it is love at first sight. Everyone knows the story though. It was a forbidden love. Juliet was…

• LITERATURE

Why was an American childhood an insight to the topic by Annie Dillard

If I understand your question you are asking about insights from Annie Dillard’s essay “American Childhood”. Dillard’s purpose, beyond entertaining her audience, is to show that exuberance…

• ANTHEM

In Anthem, why does the Council of Vocations assign Equality 7-2521 the job of street sweeper? Is…

Equality 7-2521, a plural personality as individualism is extinct, is assigned the position of Street Sweeper as a result of having caused too much conflict from lack of complaisance. Equality has…

• THE ROMANCE OF THE FOREST

Why is Gothic fiction still prevalent and important today?

The importance of gothic literature is open to debate. Not open to debate is its enduring popularity. Ever since Horace Walpole published The Castle of Otranto in 1764 with its’ innovate blend…

• PHILOSOPHY

Compare and contrast utilitarian and deontological reasoning.

Utilitarian and deontological reasoning have very little in common. They are similar in that they are both concerned with trying to determine what human actions are right and what actions are…

• MATH

n + 5n

I am unsure what you are asking for, however I will assume you are askingn+5n=?n+5n=? To solve this you must search for all like terms, in this case the two monomials n and 5n. The blank space in front…

• MATH

What is the process for finding the standard deviation after I have my data?

If we are finding the sample standard deviation, we will apply the formula: s=(x−x¯)2n−1−−−−−−−−√s=(x-x¯)2n-1 where x¯x¯ is the sample mean If we are finding the population standard deviation,…

• LITERATURE

I need help with coming up with discussion questions for John Smith: A Description of New England…

John Smith: A Description of New England was written by Captain John Smith in about 1616. He describes his voyages, particularly along the coast of Massachusetts and Maine in 1614 and also a…

• SO LONG A LETTER

Considering the different generations, how is marriage treated in Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter?

Mariama Bâ’s portrait of marriage is definitely a complicated one. This might get you started! Both Ramatoulaye and Aissatou have happy, successful marriages at first; they choose among a variety…

• PALOMAR

Are there any sample thesis for each individual section of the book?

Although your question isn’t clear, one can certainly generate general thesis statements for each individual section of the book; however, eNotes does not provide thesis papers. If that is what…

• MAUS

In volume of Art Spiegelman’s Maus, why did he use flashback technique, what were the limitations…

In drawing and writing his two-volume story of his parents’ experiences during the Holocaust, Art Spiegelman tells that story in retrospective or flashback format for a very good reason….

• MAUS

What were the limitations imposed on Jews living in Nazi controlled areas?

While restrictions upon Jews in Germany was nothing unique to Europe, the Nazi regime certainly took Jewish persecution into other dimensions. Restrictions and confinement of Jews in certain areas…

• THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

In The Devil in the White City, how does Erik Larson read Mudgett’s story and his past…

It’s difficult to imagine that a serial killer could be offended by his depiction in a book detailing the history of his crimes, but Herman Webster Mudgett, soon to be known as H.H. Holmes, would…

• 1984

What is the significance of the dark-haired girl behind Winston at the movies in Chapter 1 of 1984?

At eleven hundred hours in the Records Department of the Ministry where Winston works rewriting history, everyone stops what he or she is doing and pulls a chair out of the cubicle.They place it in…

• OF MICE AND MEN

What are the differences and similarities in the American Dream in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and…

The similarities and differences in the portrayal of the American Dream in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men could not be more profound given the clearly…

• LITERATURE

What could ‘decentralization of literature’ possibly mean? Is it the fact that with the rise of…

The phrase, “decentralization of literature,” could be taken in a number of ways. Including the list of authors in your course of study is helpful in narrowing down some possible meanings of the…

• THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

What are some literary techniques in The Hunt for Red October (and their pg. number)?

In developing The Hunt for Red October the writer faced some challenges which include the number of characters and presentation of the technical aspects of the story. The characters are interesting…

• SOLDIER’S HOME

Why does Krebs avoid complications and consequences ? How has the war changed his attitudes…

Krebs has been through a great ordeal in Europe during World War I. It has been a traumatic experience as well as a learning experience. He feels like an entirely different person, but he does not…

• LIFE IN THE IRON MILLS

Rebecca Harding Davis’ Life in the Iron-Mills: Note hours, wages, working conditions, living…

Life in the Iron-Mills describes long hours and terrible conditions. Deborah works a twelve hour shift at the “spools” and when she goes in search of Hugh with food she finds that he is still…

• GREAT EXPECTATIONS

What conflicts does Pip feel in Great Expectations? In Great Expectations, Pip experiences…

The theme of innocence, experience and regret comes from Pip’s coming of age, as he grows from a selfish youth to a caring man. When Pip meets Estella, he is very young. His sister and brother…

• HISTORY

Why was the experience with a republic a failure for Rome?

The basic answer to this is that the Roman Republic failed because of the changes that occurred as Rome came to control a huge empire. During this time, Rome became less egalitarian. Secondly,…

• HISTORY

Compare Rome’s bad and good emperors (Caligula, Nero, Domitian, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus…

Caligula, whose real name was Gaius, was received by the romans with a sigh of relief. The people had high hopes in his leadership and at the beginning he did not disappoint. He brought back exiles…

• HISTORY

Explain Rome’s system of laws and how they apply to the modern era. Please make the laws easy to…

There’s a really good reason law students today are required to master a certain amount of a foreign language that largely died out a thousand years ago. Legal references like Habeas Corpus, a…

• HISTORY

Why was Christianity such an appealing alternative to other religions during the period 500 BC -…

When answering this question, the first thing to do is to understand that the dates on this question do not match with the question. Christianity could not have been an alternative to other…

• HISTORY

What were the reasons why Rome’s prosperity came to an end and for its eventual demise?

If I understand your question correctly, you are asking why Rome fell. This is one of the classic questions in world history. Many scholars have tried to answer it and there is no clear consensus…

What military strategy do the Achaeans adopt to help them lose fewer men?

There are two distinct military strategies that the Achaeans employ to reduce their losses at the hands of the Trojans. The first would be the fortification of their camp by building a wall around…

• A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

Can I get a summary of Chapters 17 and 22 of The People’s History of the United States by Howard…

In chapter 17, entitled “Or Does It Explode?” Zinn basically deals with the civil rights movement, or what he calls the “black revolt” of the mid 20th century. There are many black authors who are…

• JULIA ALVAREZ

The father of Alvarez’s “Daughter of Invention” has realized that his behavior the night before was over-reactive and rather cruel. For, as he listened to the daughter read her speech, written…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird why don’t the Ewells have to go to school?

In Chapter 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird when Miss Caroline requests that Burris Ewell bathe before coming to school the next day, he retorts, “You ain’t sending me home…I done done my time for this…

• LITERATURE

In his article “Foreign Affairs; My Favorite Teacher,” Thomas L. Friedman claims that his high…

In his opinion article “Foreign Affairs; My Favorite Teacher,” writer Thomas L. Friedman mainly argues that Hattie M. Steinberg was his most inspirational teacher because of the fundamentals she…

• LORD OF THE FLIES

What is Ralph excited about in Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies?

Ralph was excited when he blew the conch and boys showed up. The boys find themselves stranded alone on a deserted island with no adults. Soon, he finds another boy, Piggy. He is pleased that…

• SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT

What is the persona of George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant?

Given that George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant is told in the first-person, and is reflective of some aspects of Orwell’s own life, determining the persona of his story is a little difficult….

• REFERENCE

The Human Mosaic : A cultural Approach to Human Geography, 12th edition. Please summarize chapter 5.

Chapter Five is entitled “Geographies of Race and Ethnicity: Mosaic or Melting Pot?” I absolutely love the bias of the first line: One of the enduring stories that the people of the United…

• REFERENCE

The Human Mosaic : A cultural Approach to Human Geography 12th edition. Please summarize chapter 4.

Chapter four of this book is adeptly entitled “The Geography of Language” and, of course, focuses on the languages of the world and how they are divided up geographically. This, of course, goes…