George Orwell A Hanging

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While reading George Orwell's essay, A Hanging, I found it to be unpleasant from the very start with the way the cells were described; there was nothing in them but a bed and a drinking pot with water. Orwell even compared the cells to small animal cages. Along with the prisoners living conditions, the way the workers treated them was pretty brutal. The warders basically manhandled one prisoner from the time he stepped foot out of his cell until his death. They were walking him to the gallows so that he would be hung. While violently guiding the prisoner to the gallows a dog came out of nowhere. This dog was very excited to see people and actually tried to jump up to the prisoner to lick his face. The dog saw that the prisoner was still
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