Thursday, February 17, 2011

White Man's Burden, Richard Kipling

1. Determine what Kipling means by "the White Man's Burden."
When Kipling explains the White Man's Burden, I think he means that white man will have to suffer a burden of what they've done to the African Americans for eternity. White man will never have forgiveness for the slaves treatment.
2. Does Kipling justify imperialism? How so?
I think that Kipling has a low view on imperialism, considering that he uses gross, horrible terms to describe it. Towards the end, he gives an ironic happiness effect on imperialism.
3. Why might such a justification might be so appealing?
The justification of imperialism would be appealing among a king, or one who wants to make themselves a legacy of a ruler.

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