This allows the reader to see the disrespect, the authority had towards the prisoners.
It shows that the prisoners are not treated humanely.
Ironically, it is not the victims who are reduced of their humanity but it is the executors.
Those to-be victims who kick and scream in desperation are only showing their basic human urge to survive.
On the other hand, the executing officers, who are thinking about their breakfasts even as they wrap the noose around the convicted, are decidedly less than human.
Hence, through this powerful short narrative George Orwell makes a strong case against capital punishment.The essay starts out by describing the day as being "a sodden morning of the rains. Orwell continues with gloomy descriptions of the atmosphere. During the hanging Orwell thought it was just a duty that has to be done before the other prisoners can eat breakfast.Then the dog jumped up and tried to lick the prisoner face.This was the turning point in Orwell views on capital punishment. It has all of the trademark Orwellian touches, including the futility and the dehumanization that the imperial project entails.Moreover the story is a strong indictment of the practice of capital punishment.All of it changed when a dog ran to the men from the other side of the yard."A dreadful thing had happened “ a dog, come goodness knows whence.In "A Hanging," Orwell tells the story of what it was like to witness a man being hung.In this narrative there is a progression of emotions that can be seen in Orwell.