Colonial representation of kipling’s the man who would be king :theme analysis

Rohmana, Wahyu Indah Mala and Anggrainy, Fitri Pangestu Noer (2022) Colonial representation of kipling’s the man who would be king :theme analysis. Polingua, 11 (1). pp. 23-27. ISSN 22524797

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Abstract

This paper aims to discover the representation of colonialism in literary work “The Man Who Would Be King” written by Rudyard Kipling. This paper uses descriptive qualitative in analyzing the collected data. In this study, the writer used four characteristics to find the colonialism theme. It is found that the theme presented in thoughts and conversation of the main characters affects the event of the story. This study reveals that the cause of colonialism in the story is the dominant power hierarchy of the Colonizer. The superstition of being White also makes the colonizer feel superior than its subjugates. The representation of colonialism also shown when the Native is considered as primitive and uncivilized, while the Colonizer is narrated for being more modern and have more power.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: colonialism; british empire; power hierarchy
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200508 Other Literatures in English
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of English Language Education
Depositing User: Ms. Wahyu Indah Mala Rohmana
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 10:54

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