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seen that Mowgli has defeated Shere Khan in battle. On the other hand, author Hal G. P. Colebatch elaborates in his article the “An Afternoon with Rudyard Kipling…..” reveals Kipling’s use of certain characters to represent a deeper meaning of the text.In the article “An afternoon with Rudyard Kipling his magic reconsidered”, author Hal G.P. Colebatch uncovers the usage of characters as a symbol found in most of Kipling’s stories. Halbegins his article by describing Kipling characters having the ability to do “ things others could not do and were masters of their various crafts.” (Colebatch) This gives further understanding of why Kipling made Mowgli (main protagonist) stand out from the other jungle animals, not for his apparent physical differences but because he had the ability to do things that no other character in the jungle can do. Giving these characters an overwhelming presence of power within the text. Kipling surrounds characters like Mowgli with numerous side characters that contrast him in many ways to reveal his ability to go and discover who he really is. Consequently, Colebatch continues to state, “In The Jungle Books each of the creatures of the jungle knows their place, generally within some sort of hierarchy….. with access to some kind ofesoteric knowledge.” Colebatch is revealing to his readers that Kipling not only instills power within dynamic characters but the whole group of people within the text. The animals all know and respect “The Laws of the Jungle” which the other group of people the villagers cannot understand. Kipling creates this almost utopian society within the jungle to allow for the power of the main character, Mowgli, to arise and restore the balance between these two diverse worlds.Once looking at the criticism’s available it is revealed that Kipling true aim of writing this collection was not to create a simple child’s story but to create an extensive symbol of the entire piece as a representation of his own experiences and views of the world. Kipling through his mastery of the use of symbolism was able to mask the true meaning of the text. The reader is
only able to discover the true meaning of his piece by learning the story of Kipling, and his own experiences. This allows the audience to understand the imperialism that Kipling incorporates within the collection through the use of the Jungle animals and the villagers. VI. PERSONAL CRITICISMRudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Bookseparates himself from other fictional authors by incorporating his own life experiences within the text. Kipling does this through the use of literary techniques such as symbolism, an allusion to weave the emerging theme of imperialism and colonization in the text. The use of Symbolism is most prominent in each character within his stories, in this case, Kipling utilizes the main protagonist Mowgli. In Addition, to this Kiplingalludes to major historical events of the time when the short story was being written, because of this he wrote of the threat of imperialism from Britain to India in 1900. Through the elegant usage of these literary techniques is what separates Kipling from other authors, for the reason that he is able to incorporate his own story into the text without letting the audience directly know.

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