Ram!"The hangman climbed down and stood ready, holding the lever.

The short story “A Hanging” by George Orwell is a narration of the hanging process of a Hindu prisoner. The author describes how a healthy prisoner is moved from the cell to the hanging gallows. Orwell described the man as “a puny wisp of a man, with a shaven head and vague liquid eyes” (Orwell 1). The man was healthy but just about to die by hanging.

Then the hangman climbed up and fixed the rope round theprisoner's neck.
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He resigned and returned to England in 1928 having grown to hate imperialism (as shown by his first novel Burmese Days, published in 1934, and by such essays as 'A Hanging', and 'Shooting an Elephant').

George Orwell - a hanging - Essay

The hangman, a grey-hairedconvict in the white uniform of the prison, was waiting beside hismachine.
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He chose a pen name that stressed his deep, lifelong affection for the English tradition and countryside: George is the patron saint of England (and George V was monarch at the time), while the River Orwell in Suffolk was one of his most beloved English sites.