Conflicts between "Shooting an Elephant" and "Fourth of July"

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My mother never mentioned that black people were not allowed into railroad dining cars headed south in 1947," (Lorde, para5). In this paragraph, Lorde's mother is trying to put a curtain over her eyes, to make it seem as if they cannot go into dining cars because the food is not sanitary, vice the fact they were not allowed...
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In "Shooting and Elephant", the beginning he starts off by saying, "I took my rifle, and old .44 Winchester and much too small to kill an elephant, but I thought the noise might be useful in torrorem (as a warning)," (Orwell, para3). But by the end, he is trying to make reason with himself for why it is all right to kill the elephant...
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