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How does Orwell in "A Hanging" use techniques to suggest his personal discomfort?"

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One of the principal ways in which Orwell expresses his personal discomfort in this essay based on his experience as working as a colonial policeman in Burma is through his own response to seeing the humanity of the Hindu prisoner whose life they are about to end. Consider the following description that Orwell gives us after he has seen this prisoner display the curiously human response of moving to avoid a puddle as he is marched out to his execution:

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...

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