“Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell

Address the essay “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell by using one of the suggested topics:

 Discuss the death of the elephant as a symbol.

 Discuss Orwell’s use of irony.

 Discuss how this essay stands the test of time. Does it? Is it dated or still relevant?

 Discuss another aspect of the text you find worthy of analysis