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In Orwells A Hanging the foremost thing he accomplished with the reader was the mood of the story By his detailed descriptions of the setting it bought out a gravely connotation this was what Orwell awakened from death and sadness A sodden morning of the rains A sickly light like yellow tinfoil was slanting over the high walls into the jail yard The descriptions showed the atmosphere and how it is isolated from everyone This story spoke of the final trip of Hindu prisoner through the medium of hanging and Orwells awakening at the puddle This story basically divided itself into four parts the walk the puddle the hanging and the joy It factually went from a very melancholydeath mood to a cheerfulhappy mood throughout the course of the story The walk was the saddest part of the story and Orwell probably had felt the same By his descriptions of the Hindu prisoner accompanied by many guards I am sure he felt the chill six tall Indian warders were guarding him and getting him ready for the gallows Two of them stood by with rifles and fixed bayonets while the other handcuffed him passed a chain through his handcuffs and fixed it to their belts and lashed his arms tight to his sides From his detailed descriptions of everything around the prisoner it seems as those he was recording his own account of the story as if he was the prisoner in terms this led him to step into the Prisoners shoes and think of how the prisoner felt The walk roughly ended when they met the dog on the path this dog was some sort of comic relief used by Orwell Orwell wanted the reader to understand the next part would be something to think about and not to be sad over a perfect transition into the puddle The puddle was a short scene in length but a deep one to put thoughts in
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