George Orwell: Essays

Shooting an elephant

What is the tone of the opening in concluding paragraphS?

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The tone in the opening of the concluding paragraphs is one of disgust.

In the end I could not stand it any longer and went away. I heard later that it took him half an hour to die. Burmans were bringing dash and baskets even before I left, and I was told they had stripped his body almost to the bones by the afternoon.


Shooting an Elephant