International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Generic Hybridization: The Short Story blends with the Narrative Essay in George Orwell’s masterpiece Shooting an Elephant
Ana Florencia Carotti

One of the lingering issues for literature is the continuing problem of genre delimitation and text labelling. This essay considers this issue in terms of hybridization or genre blending by contemplating the manner in which a narrative essay merges with a short story to achieve a particular effect of roundness of tale and sharpness of storytelling. The case study is George Orwell’s renowned and most commented piece Shooting an Elephant.

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