Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The White Man's Burden & Imperialism

1. Determine what Kipling means by "the White Man's Burden."
I think by the White Man's burden, he means world war one and imperialism. Especially by the line Take up the White Man's burden-
The savage wars of peace-
Fill full the mouth of Famine,
And bid the sickness cease
2. Does Kipling justify imperialism? How so? He describes them as the white man's burden and speaks of them as the toil of terf and sweeper
3. Why might such a justification might be so appealing? Because It had no Iron Rule of Kings and was more free.

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