What are causes in the story "A Hanging" by George Orwell?
To me, the most important cause in the story comes when the man who is on his way to be hanged steps to one side to avoid stepping in the puddle. When he does this, the narrator realizes something very important. He realizes that this is a human being they are about to kill. Once he realizes this, the main tension of the story is set up -- the bad feeling the narrator has about the hangning.
The other cause would be the hanging itself. It causes all the things that the various men say afterwards. These are important because they show the various inhuman ways in which these men are reacting to the hanging.
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