Do elephants have to be killed for their tusks?

The only way a tusk can be removed without killing the animal is if the animal sheds the tooth on its own.

What is the narrator’s basic internal conflict even before the incident with the elephant occurs?

What is the narrator’s basic internal conflict, even before the incident with the elephant occurs? Orwell didn’t like his job and he thought imperialism was cruel.

What do the qualifiers and secretly of course and if you can catch him off duty suggest?

The qualifier “if you can catch him off duty” suggests, literally, that those in Orwell’s situation will be honest only when they are off the job, but probably he is being sarcastic in this remark. He knows that they feel the same conflicted feelings but would not likely admit to it aloud.

What is the author’s purpose in shooting an elephant?

The purpose of the short story “Shooting An Elephant” is to teach the reader about what life was really like for the Burmese under British occupation. As a result, the reader comes to understand why Orwell was “hated” by the Burmese.

What does the situation with the elephant make Orwell realize about the British imperialism mission in Burma?

Orwell feels that the presence of the British in Burma (now Myramar) is not right. The ambivalent feelings of the protagonist in “Shooting an Elephant” reflect his own experience of being subject to, but not approving of, the Imperial presence.

Is it illegal to kill an elephant?

While hunting elephants is now legal in Botswana, American sport hunters may not rush there because it’s unlikely they’d be able to bring their trophies home. In 2017, a controversy erupted after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to lift the ban on elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

What is the overall message of shooting an elephant?

The main themes of “Shooting an Elephant” include conscience, culture clash, and order and disorder. Conscience: In the essay, colonial law contrasts with the conscience of the narrator both in his killing of the elephant and his treatment of the Burmese.

How much does it cost to shoot a giraffe?

Trophy Fees US$ ←

Species Trophy Fee Male Trophy Fee Female
Giraffe $1,800 $1,800
Burchell’s Plain Zebra $1,200 $1,200
Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra $1,400 $1,400
Warthog $450 $250