Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Ok... That picture would have been a lot better if I had
  • more time
  • better software
  • mostly more time
Also, thanks to Biography.com and Fanpop for the images.

We started out the day comparing Orwell as a police officer in Burma (as described in "Shooting an Elephant") to a British police officer in the movie "Gandhi."

You can see the scene were talking about in the clip below.  It starts about one minute into the video.  (Pardon some minor offensive language.)

I can't figure out why the embed codes won't work.  You'll have to go HERE to watch it.

 There are a number of similarities that may be observed here:
  • They're both British
  • They're both police officers
  • They must act like they are in charge
  • The crowds are immense and add pressure to an already tense situation
  • They both (apparently) give in and do something they don't want to do
...I wonder if the police officer above is secretly on the side of the Indians.  I wish I could ask him.

 We watched a little bit more of the film today.

If you want the extra credit, read and discuss the blog with an adult.  When you're done, write something about the portion of the movie we watched today, or write what you thought of the Orwell/Gandhi comparison.  Then, have the adult you read and discussed the blog with sign the paper.

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