Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Student Interpretation of Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"

"I think the moral of the story is that if you have an animal that is not nice, you should have control over it and keep it away from other people, because if it would hurt someone than there will be problems and you could end up sued. If your animal is going to hurt someone, that person has a reason to do what they need to do to protect them. People should try to tame their pets to be nice because there is no reason to have mean animals that would hurt other people unless it's for protection."

UPDATE: Oops. Title corrected to reflect actual title of essay. I think I was somehow conflating it with The Cure's "Killing an Arab."


Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

Plagiarism! The kid cribbed the whole thing from my 'Open Letter To George W' after Rumsfeld's resignation!

1:17 AM  
Blogger Chance pontificated to the effect that...

Did the interpretation end with:

"1. I do not understand allegory.

2. At all.

3. No, really.

4. What's allegory?"

8:49 PM  

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