George Orwell “Shooting An Elephant” Analysis

Shooting an Elephant is a narrative essay written by 1984 author, George Orwell. The essay's themes include imperialism, oppression, and redemption. It's told from the first person perspective of an Indian Imperial police officer—presumably Orwell himself—who has an epiphany while responding to a call about a rampaging elephant. Orwell masterfully uses narration and description to … Continue reading George Orwell “Shooting An Elephant” Analysis

Sharing Writing Advice: Choosing a Point of View in Narrative Writing

Point of view is the perspective that a writer uses to narrate a story or any particular scene in the story. Most narrative writing employ either a first person or a third person point of view. Another point of view—second person—is less common but has begun to gain more popularity recently. Along with other main … Continue reading Sharing Writing Advice: Choosing a Point of View in Narrative Writing

Nancy Mairs “On Being a Cripple” Analysis

Last month my English Professor assigned this heartwarming and inspirational narrative essay for our class to read and write up a short analysis on. I found Mairs's writing to be honest, accessible, and moving. I look forward to reading more of her work. I'll leave a link to the essay at the bottom of the … Continue reading Nancy Mairs “On Being a Cripple” Analysis