LC English Lab

Mr Thomas — Lynden Christian High School English

Making Decisions

After having read Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant, answer the following prompt:

What caused Orwell to shoot the elephant?

The answer is not as simple as it seems.  Look at the Spheres of Influence above, build out from the middle.  Write an OCI Paragraph that gives Fact (what he did), Details (context from the story that influenced him), and Interprtation (what it shows the audience about human decision making) for each of the circles — it will be a fairly big paragraph.  Make sure, as you move from one topic to the next, you are using transitional words (First, next, so, then, as a result).