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concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty
a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, esp. a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned
make someone weak and infirm
behavior that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability
the dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection
an enclosed structure in which material can be heated to very high temperatures, e.g., for smelting metals
a social or economic system built on manufacturing industries
unable to be destroyed or removed
responsible by law, legally answerable
producing a great deal of profit
something that is outrageously or offensively wrong
denoting an action or event preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important
a lump of tobacco for chewing
deep respect for someone or something
false or fake
having or showing high moral standards
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Orwell doesn't want to shoot the elephant. He rather likes big animals and he thinks this whole business should be none of his concern. He does not even feel that the British, him included, belong in Burma in the first place.
George Orwell: Essays study guide contains a biography of George Orwell, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of select short stories including Shooting an Elephant.