The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling

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What can be said about the theme of conquest in The Man Who Would Be King?

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I think that the theme of conquest is of primary importance to the Kipling novella.  The idea that Carnehan and Dravot set out to "conquer" a country is a part of this.  They do not seek to go to another country in the desire to find a home, or to even settle down in their own sensibilities.  Rather, they actively seek to conquer a nation.  Conquest is the reason why Dravot...

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