kim2 - Mariel Hewett February 26, 2008 Kim After resting,...

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Mariel Hewett February 26, 2008 Kim After resting, Kim soon stumbles upon an English army regiment. He immediately recognizes a green flag that bears a red bull on it that was told to him by his father through a guardian this would be Kim’s salvation. Deciding to sneak over to the barracks to get more information, Kim’s sneaky tactics end up being unreliable as he is soon captured by the Protestant chaplain, Mr. Bennett. Soon, together with the Catholic chaplain, Mr. Bennett realizes that Kim is no beggar but instead the Irish son of Kimball O’Hara, who had once been a part of the same regiment. Realizing Kim’s situation (mostly that he is white!), the chaplains do not allow him to continue his travels with the lama. Unhappy, Kim stays and the lama leaves, still ambitious about his quest. This chapter did prove interesting though as the sudden jolt of Christianity provided some contrast to Kim ’s Buddhist introduction. Yet, in the case of Kipling, Buddhism was regarded with much more respect and validation whereas the
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