What is the rising action in short story "A Hanging" by George Orwell?
In my opinion, the rising action of this short story is everything that takes place before the man is actually hanged.
The rising action in the story consists mainly of changes in the thinking of the narrator (more so than in the actual action of the story). He is coming to see the prisoner more and more as a person. And he is coming to believe that it is wrong to execute the man.
The climax of the story comes when the man is hanged. After that, the narrator must come to terms with the fact that he has participated in this event that he thinks was wrong.
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