Shooting an Elephant
It’s about shooting an elephant. Duh.
No, honestly I felt like the story could have been taken many different ways and put into many different concepts. For me the whole time I was reading all I could think of was hey there is this guy working for people that A hate him and B he doesn’t even like this guy was thrown into a position that he didn’t want to be in but did it because he was just following orders. All I could compare it to was the...Bush administration. The second one not the first. I think that Bush was thrown into a situation that he really didn’t want to be in, thrust into a responsibility that he didn’t want but did it anyway because of what was expected of him.
Then this 'Elephant' aka the 'War on Terror' started up out of nowhere and distill a shock in the community aka the world. The main character was the one called to duty to handle the situation that was causing mayhem. When the main character got down there he realized that the situation didn’t even call for heavy ulterior. He got down there and said 'I don’t need to take this any farther I can just stop right now' but like when the 'planes' and I put that in quotes because I have a different theory, hit the world trade center the world went into a panic and even though at the time we weren’t sure what happened, why or who, the America people wanted blood.
Just like in the story the man could have let the elephant wait it out until the owner came to claim it. There had already been once faultiest why did there have to be another? But as he looks around the people are looking at him looking at the elephant. He knows what he should do aka bush could have taken more time and looked more at the situation and not just at the fact that the world had been attacked but like the man in the story he didn’t think that he had time to do all that and he jumped the gun and attacked the first thing smoking and we all know how that worked out. Then at the end of the...