...Elephant in George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant. There are a lot of symbols in Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant. The narrator himself, his rifle, a dead body of Dravidian coolie, and, of course an elephant – are just the most obvious symbols. Elephant is the most important symbol, and the attempts of interpreting this symbol offer a wide range of meanings. The importance of this symbol for Orwell is underlined by a detailed description of the elephant, including its actions, value, appearance and death. The elephant was often considered as the symbol of author’s self, or the symbol of Burmese economy under British rule, or the Burmese natives. However, I think... of the...