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Kim

Based on your question, I'm assuming that you were given a choice on what to read, and you've chosen Kim by Rudyard Kipling. Therefore, your answer should be personal, and you need to consider...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2018 2:35 pm UTC

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As in much of Kipling, identity is a crucial theme in Kim. Kim's identity as both European and Indian is crucial to the story. He is born the child of Irish parents but raised as an Indian boy on...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2017 12:57 pm UTC

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I could be very literary here and say that they do, but not in the sense that you are talking about. Whilst Kim and the lama do not physically die, they do undergo a kind of death in terms of their...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2011 7:26 pm UTC

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There are many points to consider when thinking about Kipling's use of language and his authorial style of writing. One point in his use of language is his reliance on verbs and prepositions....

Latest answer posted March 28, 2010 5:29 am UTC

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There are numerous conflicts in "Kim", but they can be generally summarized according to their domain; physical or spiritual. The physical conflict, i.e. that taking place between people via words...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2013 4:10 pm UTC

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I think that you can definitely call this book a bildungsroman because it follows the title character as he grows and matures and it focuses on this process of change that he undergoes. A...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2010 1:00 pm UTC

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The moral of the novel Kim is that one should be loyal to his or her country. Kim, the protagonist, is raised in Lahore, India, but he is the son of Irish parents. His father, now dead, was a...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2019 11:35 am UTC

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On one level, the quests that Kim and Tenshoo Lama undergo are reflective of the need to find "something more." Both of their quests intertwine because there is a fundamental dissatisfaction in...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2014 9:03 am UTC

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Yankling Sahib is a new character who is only mentioned at the very beginning of Chapter Fifteen of this classic novel, which is of course the final chapter. This indicates that his role is...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2011 4:00 am UTC

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Racism in Kim, and in Kipling in general, is a difficult question not because it does not exist -- it does -- but because it is a different racism than the type we are accustomed to.Kipling...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2008 2:23 am UTC

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The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was an uprising by Indian soldiers working for the British East India Company in response to race-based mistreatment. While the Rebellion itself was quashed by the...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2012 4:31 am UTC

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The "old soldier" in Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim is an old man of Indian ethnicity who once served the British government in India. The narrator describes him succinctly as an old, withered man,...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2012 3:39 am UTC

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"Double consciousness" is a term used by WEB Dubois in The Souls of Black Folks. It refers to a person being of two cultural identities as the same time in such a way that one conflicts...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2007 8:28 pm UTC

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Rudyard Kipling’s stories of India were originally seen primarily as entertainment. For a British novelist of his period, Kipling treated India and its inhabitants in a way that was both...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2012 2:40 pm UTC

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Kim is the coming-of-age story of an adolescent boy and his quest to find himself. All through the story, Kim seeks out mentors to fulfill his unstated desire for a parental figure in his life. The...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 8:40 am UTC

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You might want to consider the character of Teshoo Lama and what he brings to the novel. It is through this character that Kipling strongly suggests the theme of unity and equality in man. This is...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2012 8:28 am UTC

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Absolutely. In fact, from a contemporary point of view, it is impossible to dodge the racial implications of the book. Kipling may have intended this as entertainment, and as political. However,...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2008 3:47 am UTC

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Kim is the character who changes the most throughout the story, because Kim is the story of his adventures and growth. These changes are due in part to the death of Kim's parents, including Kimball...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018 3:24 pm UTC

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Here are a couple of general comparisons to consider when you are reviewing Kim and Return of the Native. 1. Women as a Distraction: In Kim, Kipling includes only a handful of women, and they...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2010 6:11 am UTC

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When Kim sees Creighton walking past in the bazaar one day, he asks the letter-writer who he is. The letter-writer is very dismissive, telling Kim that "Creighton Sahib" is very foolish, a Colonel...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2019 5:37 am UTC

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The "Great Game" is the euphemism given to the power rivalry that existed in the nineteenth century between the British Empire and Tsarist Russia over Afghanistan. Both nations regarded Afghanistan...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2019 9:48 am UTC

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The book Kim by Rudyard Kipling is distinctly pro-Raj. The title character and protagonist, Kim, is a British teenager who works closely with a man he knows in the Indian Secret Service (an office...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2019 3:46 pm UTC

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Kimball (Kim) O’Hara has lead a fascinating existence, literally scratching his way up from abject poverty -- “Kim was white – poor white of the very poorest,” as Kipling described the young boy in...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2014 4:05 am UTC

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Kim travels to Quetta—which is in modern-day Pakistan—where the horse-trader Mahbub Ali has secret business to attend to. Kim helps Mahbub with his business affairs by agreeing to spy on his...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2018 9:10 am UTC

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