Our neurologists are at work upon it now.
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". These were the condemned men, due to be hanged within the next week or two. Animals and birds are never happy inside zoos and within their confined spaces.
Their freedom is lost. I am sure you must have seen lions and tigers pacing up and down their cages.
Apes scamper from one end to the other time and again. They can also be seen scratching their heads, as if in a fix where and what to climb or how to swing. Birds either sit tight on branches placed inside the cages or they keep flitting and fluttering within the small confines of their enclosures.
Their hanged faces tell the entire story. When a prisoner is kept in a penitentiary it is hell. But when he knows that he has only seven more days to live that is even worse. All kinds of crazy thoughts must be coming to his mind. And what about the one who is to meet his death within five minutes?
His heartbeat must be racing like a bullet train. George Orwell writes so beautifully. He has a photographic memory. Not only this but he is well-read too. The following paragraph is the best where this essay is concerned: 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. All the organs of his body were working—bowels digesting food, skin renewing itself, nails growing, tissues forming—all toiling away in solemn foolery.
His nails would still be growing when he stood on the drop, when he was falling through the air with a tenth of a second to live. His eyes saw the yellow gravel and the grey walls, and his brain still remembered, foresaw, reasoned—reasoned even about puddles.
He and we were a party of men walking together, seeing, hearing, feeling, understanding the same world; and in two minutes, with a sudden snap, one of us would be gone—one mind less, one world less. Yes, I almost forgot to mention the stray dog who appears out of nowhere in The Hanging and plays a big part in uplifting the tempo of the story.
This clearly shows us how much Mr Orwell loves animals. But then which reader does not!
We all know that he wrote "Shooting the Elephant" and an entire novel called "Animal Farm". I was surprised to read that some reviewers think that the ending of the story is ridiculous.
After every war, every disaster, every sad incident life returns to normal. Sometimes gradually and sometimes immediately like in this story after the prisoner has been executed. One more thing before I conclude my review.
The only time we come to know that the condemned prisoner was scared is when the Eurasian boy tells Mr Orwell:Was Eric Arthur Blair ever recognized for his work under the pen name George Orwell while he lived? How? George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair: essayist, novelist, literary critic, advocate and fighter for political change, and man of contradictions.
Blair was born on June 25, , in the Bengal region of Eastern India, which was a British territory.
Feb 11, · For the best answers, search on this site attheheels.com I didn't know he was not born George Orwell. He was born Eric Arthur Blair. I can't tell from the Wiki article if he legally changed his name or used George Orwell as his pen attheheels.com: Resolved.
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Orwell was born June 25, , as Eric Arthur Blair and passed away January 21, , in India (“George Orwell Biography”). Orwell was known for his journals, novels, and essays published about his own political views (“ George Orwell Biography”).