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The Man Who Would Be King | Study Guide

Rudyard Kipling

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Overview

Author

Rudyard Kipling

Year Published

1888

Type

Short Story

Genre

Adventure

Perspective and Narrator

The story is told in the first person, mostly from the perspective of an unnamed frame narrator who interacts with the story's protagonists, Peachey Carnehan and Daniel Dravot. The narrative becomes a story within a story when Peachey narrates the events in Kafiristan, in Afghan territory, leading up to his departure. The narration then returns to the frame narrator to conclude the story.

Tense

"The Man Who Would Be King" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The story is about a man's ambitious plan to be a king and the exotic adventures he and his companion experience and undergo.

Summary

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