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