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    summarizes the theme of Gunga Din into a simple phrase. Though Gunga Din was insulted and abused by the queens regiment, his life saving deed best reflected the character of Din. The narrator's portrayal of Din changes at a point in the story where the actions of their water boy tell the reader what kind of person Din truly was. The waterless climate created an intense desperation for water, which gave Din the opportunity to do something completely unselfish for the good of another. Din was obviously inferior

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    Imperialism in Heart of Darkness and Kipling's Poetry Imperialism sprung from an altruistic and unselfish aim to "take up the white man's burden"1 and “wean [the] ignorant millions from their horrid ways.”2 These two citations are, of course, from Kipling’s “White Man’s Burden” and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, respectively, and they splendidly encompass what British and European imperialism was about – at least seen from the late-nineteenth century point of view. This essay seeks to explore the

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    Nineteenth century British literature cannot be properly understood, as Spivak points out “without remembering that imperialism, understood as England’s social mission, was a crucial part of the cultural representation of England to the English”.(Ashcroft et al, 269) The British imagination, however, responded to the Empire in different ways. Even during the heyday of the Empire, there had been conflicting attitudes towards the Empire. In 1883, Sir John Seeley wrote in The Expansion of England: There

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    mixed-race children, seven of them, born to his liberal English wife, admirably played by Linda Bassett. The intense family-drama is rendered as a thoroughly entertaining and farcical comedy. Adapted from an autobiographical stage-play by Ayub Khan-Din. It is the early 1970's, George Khan (Om Puri)is a man who is proud of his Pakistani heritage. He moved to Salford near Manchester where he married a local woman, Ella (Linda Bassett), had seven children and opened a chip shop. George demands

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    Akbar the great

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    Akbar the Great In 1542 a boy was born to an opium addicted father that had lost almost everything he had inherited from his father. The one thing he kept was his name, the eldest son of Barbar, Humayan. Barbar had conquered northern India establishing the Mughal Empire for Islam. Humayan was able to regain control of a small portion of the empire his father built, and that would be all Akbar would need to become one of the greatest rulers India had ever seen. Akbar as a child was a handful. His

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    Akbar The Great

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    Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar was born on October 14, 1542 in Sindh. In 1540, his father Humayun was forced into exile by Afghan leader Sher Shah and Akbar had to spend his childhood in Afghanistan with his uncle. His childhood was spent in fighting and running instead of learning how to read and write, though he was very interested in art, architecture, music and literature. His father, Humayun, died when Akbar was very young and Akbar was crowned a Mughal emperor around the age of thirteen or

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    Death Motif Essay

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    help but be a theme, a motif, for many stories, because it is so strong and can carry so much drive for story which keeps the reader engaged. Throughout the semester, we have read several writings that can be considered to be centered on death. In “Gunga Din” by Rudyard Kipling, death is the unfortunate fate for a man who did nothing but help the ones that thought so lowly of him. He sacrificed his health to take care of the ones who he thought needed it more. In “Funeral Blues” by W.H. Auden the entire

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    Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known. Chinua Achebe takes this idea into account when he wrote Things Fall Apart. He shows in this novel that unless you know about African culture, you can’t love it or hate it. He shows that Africans aren’t savages like the world thinks they are, and that the Eurocentric world that we live in isn’t correct. Eurocentricism is the idea that the world revolves around Europe and western civilization. This idea has been

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    Colonialism In Three Texts

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    known for his works of fiction The Jungle Book (1894) and his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), and If (1910). Kipling came to be recognized by George Orwell as a "prophet of British imperialism."(1) Orwell statement show Kipling as a literature Genious. The poems that will be discussed in this essay are from a Selected Poems by Rudyard Kipling are ‘Mandalay’, ‘This is England’, ‘Gunga Din’ and ‘The White Man’s Bur... ... middle of paper ... ...he title connotes that other races

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    The White Bollywood

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    From Raja Harishchandra (1913) to The Good Road (2013), the cinema of India, an extremely important part of our cultural identity celebrating its centenary this year. Has been working as an ambassador of India to a global audience since the day of its inception. In India, it is often seen that films made in Hindi targeted at a larger audience, commonly known as mainstream movies or Bollywood films, employ a different grammar of filmmaking than that is used in so-called sensible or parallel cinema

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