A Hanging

A Hanging

George Orwell / Sep 15, 2019

A Hanging A brief and amazing non fiction essay by the master of language himself George Orwell Orwell recounts a hanging at a Burmese prison

  • Title: A Hanging
  • Author: George Orwell
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  • A brief and amazing non fiction essay by the master of language himself George Orwell Orwell recounts a hanging at a Burmese prison.

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      • George Orwell

        Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a a police officer with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 1927 and fought with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War from 1936 1937 Orwell was severely wounded when he was shot through his throat Later the organization that he had joined when he joined the Republican cause,The Workers Party of Marxist Unification POUM , was painted by the pro Soviet Communists as a Trotskyist organization Trotsky was Joseph Stalin s enemy and disbanded Orwell and his wife were accused of rabid Trotskyism and tried in absentia in Barcelona, along with other leaders of the POUM, in 1938 However by then they had escaped from Spain and returned to England Between 1941 and 1943, Orwell worked on propaganda for the BBC In 1943, he became literary editor of the Tribune, a weekly left wing magazine He was a prolific polemical journalist, article writer, literary critic, reviewer, poet and writer of fiction, and, considered perhaps the twentieth century s best chronicler of English culture Orwell is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty Four published in 1949 and the satirical novella Animal Farm 1945 they have together sold copies than any two books by any other twentieth century author His 1938 book Homage to Catalonia, an account of his experiences as a volunteer on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War, together with numerous essays on politics, literature, language, and culture, are widely acclaimed.Orwell s influence on contemporary culture, popular and political, continues decades after his death Several of his neologisms, along with the term Orwellian now a byword for any oppressive or manipulative social phenomenon opposed to a free society have entered the vernacular.


    1. Some reviews have said that this story and Shooting an Elephant are similar in feeling and intent. I don't think so. To me they are radically different in feeling. The Hanging is the occupier, the White man, the representative of Empire just doing his job in a cold and dispassionate way. The Superintendant is a doctor, the man who heals, who does his best to preserve life. But here he is the man who cuts it off. He is from the land where timetables matter and it is already 8 minutes past the tim [...]

    2. GEORGE Orwell's essay "The Hanging" describes in vivid detail about a Hindu prisoner who is being led to the gallows where he is to be executed by hanging. The criminal is accompanied by six Indian jail wardens. However, let me elucidate that the story takes place in Burma and not in India.In the first para, Orwell lets the readers know what the jail looks like. The 10 by 10 feet cells look "like small animal cages". He goes on: "In some of them brown silent men were squatting at the inner bars, [...]

    3. Combine this short story with "Shooting an Elephant" and you might have the two best pieces writ by Orwell. It is clear that the seeds of Animal Farmand 1984 are contained in these works inspired by his time in Burma and the horrific display of humanity in its guises both corporate and personal. When an animal is anthropomorphasized to offer the only expression of sympathy, you know it is rough.Worth the ten minutes to read. Here is "A Hanging"orwell/library/articles/hanAnd here is "Shooting an [...]

    4. Essay written in 1931 describing the hanging of a prisoner in Burma that Orwell must have witnessed when he was in service there. It is very similar to his essay, Shooting an Elephant, also set in Burma. Orwell's vivid descriptions of the setting, the people, and most importantly the mood surrounding the story are stark and memorable. Both these fine essays can be read free on the Literature Network.

    5. This is a perfect combination with Shooting an Elephant ( 4 stars ) in one book . The feelings both convey in the sentences could bring about nuclear fission. (laughs) I would , for sure, give it 5 stars . Just the kidding aside. This is a perfect essay for the perpetual global issue now : imposing capital punishments on prisoners or captives. One of the punishments that has still been practiced is hanging. Recently, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) was reported to have hanged few Egyptian [...]

    6. In "Shooting the Elephant" George Orwell was similarly speaking as a British police officer and that piece is but one, silent, introspective disgust over his role in that particular period in history when Burma was under British colonial rule. He had to mercilessly and needlessly kill an elephant he didn't really want to kill.In this other story it is a Hindu convict who is about to be hanged. Orwell and his fellow officers march him to his place of execution and it is here, just like when he ha [...]

    7. One of Orwell's short essays - set in Burma, where Orwell spent time an an Imperial Policeman, when Burma was in British control.The setting is a prison, and we are quickly introduced to an un-named prisoner, taken from his cell and secured as his is taken on his final walk to the gallows.The narrator (Orwell, presumably) is a part of the police force, but doesn't play an active role in the execution, other than the holding of the dog, but we are treated to his description of events, and to hear [...]

    8. Full Review coming up. A Hanging explores the psychological effects of captial punishment on those who must carry it out. Orwell was against capital punishment, but in this story, he never explicitly states his opposition in an idenitfiable thesis. Instead he allows the events of the narrative and well chosen descriptive details to express his point of view. In the process, he also presents both a social and a political commentary that reflects his opposition to colonialism, particularly British [...]

    9. A chilling and atmospheric essay about the execution of a prisoner in Burma and the psychological effects this has on the people that have to do this job, the author included. A dog that appeared from nowhere was the only one to show sympathy for the prisoner while the men continued with their normal lives immediately after the execution, as nothing happened. The author's opinion regarding death penalty can be guessed from the following phrases: It is curious, but till that moment I had never re [...]

    10. I was not assigned to read this essay but I did come across it in my college English book. When I saw that it was Orwell, I just had to read it.I feel off saying that I "enjoyed" reading it as the subject matter is a bit heavy for "enjoy". I admire Orwell's descriptive writing that gives the reader a feeling of being there as well as a sense of his own discomfort that is quickly hidden behind laughs.There are many topics that could be discussed from this essay, most of which are debate starters. [...]

    11. “in spite of the men who gripped him by each shoulder, the prisoner stepped slightly aside to avoid a puddle on the path. It is curious, but till that moment I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man. When I saw the prisoner step aside to avoid the puddle, I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness, of cutting a life short when it is in full tide. This man was not dying, he was alive just as we were alive.”

    12. A man headed towards his inevitable death and still avoiding the puddle in his path Orwell really makes you think, as he recounts his experience watching a man be hanged, while working as an Imperial Police officer in British ruled Burma.Although he recalls from a memory of his, the parts with the dog seem unlikely and more of an addition to give figure to how he remembers feeling at the time."I found that I was laughing quite loudly. Everyone was laughing. Even the superintendent grinned in a t [...]

    13. It was deeply moving how the sanctity of life can be seen from the eyes of the oppressor, the hangman, the prisoner who will be executed, and the observer (which was Orwell himself). The story doesn't tell you any opinion about existence, capital punishment, psychological effects etc. But, in a fine detailing of the story, it will rather make you come out with your own opinions.

    14. We read this one today in school and what can I say? Orwell is the king basically. I just love his stories, they are so political and full of interesting topics to discuss. Loved this short story. Love short stories in general, I should read them more often.

    15. Powerful, very powerful. Goosebumping spinechilling view of the nasty side of human authoritarianism. The underdogs (India under Britain in this case) are submitted to deplorable circumstances, and Orwell has an incredible way of speaking against it.

    16. Read this short story twice, first as a plot, second as a message.The oppressor mighty and formidable facing the oppressed pathetic and broken as the hierarchy of dominance makes one man's life worthless,

    17. this essay would make you think what "Justice" really means, because what I had thought of it in the past now seems Orwellian.

    18. I thought his description of 'what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man' went a little far after a bit, but a very good, powerful, and memorable essay nonetheless.

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