How does shooting an elephant relate to imperialism?

The shooting of the elephant in the incident that reveals that imperialism inflicts damage on both parties in an imperialistic relationship. The elephant plays the “stricken, shrunken, immensely old” countries that have been stormed and conquered by imperialism, while the Burmese play its “helpless” people.

How does George Orwell make the reader care about his narrative in shooting an elephant?

George Orwell makes the reader care about his narrative by saying “I was hated by large numbers of people” in the very first sentence! He also initiates the story with this line. Another example would be “As a police officer I was an obvious target and was baited whenever it seemed safe to do so”.

How do the Burmese treat the narrator?

How do the Burmese treat the narrator? They harass and insult him whenever they can.

What is the conflict in shooting an elephant?

The most obvious conflict in “Shooting an Elephant” is the narrator’s unwillingness to shoot the elephant that went on a rampage. This conflicts with the perceived need for him to do so as a display of colonial strength and resolution.