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I had never realised what it means to destroy a healthy conscious man After reading and understanding George Orwells feelings through his experiences in his essay A Hanging We come to realize that George Orwell a visitor from the European establishment gets the opportunity to participate in the execution of a Hindu man We realise that the author is degraded by what he has witnessed and experienced and decides to share his feelings with the rest of the establishment through his writings We understand that the authors purpose is to show how degraded he feels by the events that took place that morning in Burma Throughout his essay the author shows that the prisoners are treated like animals We see this when the author is describing the cells he states We were waiting outside the condemned cells a row of sheds fronted with double bars like small animal cages We also see this evident when he is describing the way it took six guards to escort a puny wisp of a man He says It was like men handling a fish which is still alive and may jump back into the water The authors purpose is to also allow the audience to understand the way the guards and superintendent felt towards the prisoners We see this when the superintendent is upset because the execution is running late and says For Gods sake hurry up Francis And The man ought to have been dead by this time This allows the reader to see the disrespect the authority has towards the prisoners We see that the authors purpose is to allow the readers to understand that the prisoners were not treated humanly and allows us to see the negative attitudes the authority had towards the prisoners Knowing and understanding the authors purpose we see where he is coming from and what his point of view is We see that the author is someone that does not
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