Shannon McComas HIST122 D002 Fall 2016 Professor Robert Busek January 15, 2017 The White Man’s Burden, 1899 Analysis A famous poet that became known during the World War 1 phase in history was Rudyard Kipling. Rudyard Kipling became a famous British poet for his writings in the “The White Man’s Burden, 1899” (Hunt, 2012). Rudyard would push his memoirs to encourage the United States to benefit from the bringing western civilization to those liberated from Spain. The name “The White Man’s Burden” came from the American/Spanish war (Hunt, 2012). Rudyard was raised in an English colony in Bombay, India. He was becoming aware of the superior power that the British government had created. Rudyard began to see the “white man” as having a superior attitude toward lesser cultures (Hunt, 2012). His words as shown “No tawdry rule of kings, but toil of serf and sweeper. The tale of common things. The ports ye shall not tread, Go mark them with your living, and mark them with your dead” (Kipling, …show more content…
“To veil the threat of terror, and check the show of pride” (Kipling, 1899). Shows the ego-centric perception that the Europeans created in their superior mindset. Rudyard Kipling would use this to promote the same influence on the American counter parts throughout wars. The poet shows that the European society could easily see other races as a threat to the white man and their views. Rudyard Kipling would promote memorials for soldiers that were killed on the or along the western forefront, as his own son was killed in the war (Hunt, 2012). Rudyard Kipling would promote this for rich and poor soldiers that gave their lives for the same causes. Rudyard Kipling would not differ between the rich and the poor when it came down to allowing people to claim their grief from the death of the family member that was a soldier (Hunt,
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and it has represented mainly using to serve to make a greater and impactful ideological point. As a matter of fact, Kipling is the person who has written the story which is mainly written at the height of British imperial power, and was the most famous prominent of British imperialism. Apart from
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Rudyard Kipling, born in Bombay, India, on December 30, 1865, made a significant contribution to English Literature in various genres including poetry, short story and novel. His birth took place in an affluent family with his father holding the post of Professor of Architectural Sculpture at the Bombay School of Art and his mother coming from a family of accomplished women. He spent his early childhood in India where an "aya" took care of him and where under her influence he came in direct contact with the Indian culture and traditions. His parents decided to send him to England for education and so at the young age of five he started living in England with Madam Rosa, the landlady of the lodge he lived in, where for the next six years he lived a life of misery due to the mistreatment - beatings and general victimization - he faced there. Due to this sudden change in environment and the evil treatment he received, he suffered from insomnia for the rest of his life. This played an important part in his literary imagination. His parents removed him from the Calvinistic foster home and placed him in a private school at the age of twelve. The English schoolboy code of honor and duty affected his views in later life, especially when it involved loyalty to a group or a team.