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Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King” Lecture: Lisa Gulesserian
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Kipling, The Man (1865-1936) Anglo-Indian Educated in England Journalist in India Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature Coined the phrase “the white man’s burden”
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“The White Man’s Burden” Take up the White Man’s burden-- Send forth the best ye breed-- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need; . . . Take up the White Man’s burden-- In patience to abide, To veil the threat of terror And check the show of pride ; By open speech and simple, An hundred times made plain To seek another’s profit, And work another’s gain. . . . Take up the White Man’s burden-- No tawdry rule of kings, But toil of serf and sweeper -- The tale of common things.
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“The Man Who Would Be King” Written in 1888 Made into a movie in 1975 (and a musical in 2004) Frame Narrative A microcosm of empire, in all its ambiguity Set in India, but most of the story is about Peachey and Dravot’s time in Ka±ristan
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Why go to Kafiristan? “Well and good,” said Carnehan. “Let me talk now,
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