Analysis Of A Hanging By George Orwell

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Is it right that the prisoners, who are not ready for dying, are forced to execute to die in front of other prisoners (or other people) without giving a chance and caring their human rights and feelings? In the 1920s, the Southeast Asian country, Burma (now known as the country in Asia, Myanmar) was the part of the British Empire. The British controlled their new land, Burma through direct rules like the implementation of a secular education system, which "was given control of the new colony that finds the secular schools teaching in both English and Burmese" (Oxford Burma Alliance 16) and church and state separated. Also, from the essay, "A Hanging" by George Orwell shows the social in equalities in Burma, which was ruled by a foreign power throughout George Orwell 's experience when he was a British police officer. In "A Hanging" shows Orwell 's anti-capital punishment sentiment from his observation of the prisoners and events of the deaths like "It was like men handling a fish which is still alive". It leads the readers to feel sympathy for the prisoner 's plight. Since prisoners commit a crime, but the police officers or law has to keep their rights or properties, so they need to keep their dignity (or sanctity) in their lives because people can 't regain (or recover) their human lives, should get the chance to regret (or reflect) on themselves, and an erroneous conclusion can make the innocent people die, so the capital punishment of hanging is the beheading method of
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