Cosimo, Inc. Numerous times it can be seen he puts his personal commentary on some points in the story such as when he described how a dead man does not look peaceful or even the entire sequence when he contemplated on whether to shoot the elephant or not.
The persistent mockery and festering anger of the Burmese people towards Orwell shapes itself differently when "early one morning the sub inspector at a police station or the end of town rang me up on the phone and said that an elephant was ravaging the bazaar would I please come and do something about it"?
Ability to act or affect something strongly; physical or mental strength; might; vigor, energy; effectiveness.
The image of the Burmese inhabitation as a labyrinth of thatch huts is similarly an image of natural life. Orwell says that imperialism is evil and should be eliminated while others think that it is good for the public.
In this manner, natives in Africa acted upon instinct when the Europeans arrived to take their land and freedom.
This shows that the colonial police officer fell to the expectations of the Burmese. The main question is whether what he did in the story was ethical. Orwell states that he represents a posing dummy and that he looked like a person wearing a mask.
Orwell demonstrates this perfectly by turning himself, who is supposed to be the higher power, into the victim!
This is because by holding the rifle, the Burma people expected to see the elephant down. The performance of power Orwell describes power as being fundamentally performative; it's also illustrated as such through the heavily allegorical aspect of his act of shooting the elephant.
Humans can be influenced so easily.