The White Man's Burden Analysis

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“The White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling was wrote in 1899 to promote imperialism. Rudyard Kipling states “send forth the best ye breed,” talking about white men. He is saying that White men are the best breed, or the best of humankind. It is a poem written in encouragement of the European sense of superiority over other races. In “The White Man’s Burden.” Rudyard Kipling is describing what his opinion of the burden of a white man is. He describes the intelligence of a white man being that above others with the statement, “by open speech and simple.” With this famous poem, the author is putting white men above races, describing non-Europeans as “half devil and half child.” In summary, “The White Man’s Burden” is a poem written to persuade …show more content…
Morel wrote “The Black Man’s Burden: The White Man in Africa from the Fifteenth Century to World War I” as a comeback from Rudyard Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden.” In this writing, Morel is uncovering the reality of the white man’s burden and spreading word of the black man’s burden because of the white men. Morel is saying that imperialism is not for the sake of the Africans, but only for the benefit of the Europeans. He leads into his topic by stating, “the notes strike the granite surface of racial pride.” He is stating this while talking of the white man’s burden. At the beginning of his writing, Morel describes his opinion of the white man’s burden. He states that the white men have prospered due to imperialism. He is stating that the white man’s only burden is treating the Africans with cruelty and killing their soul. After he describes his point of view of the white man’s burden, he explains the black man’s burden. He states, “the African has survived.” He is meaning that they have not prospered, but barely, merely survived because of the white men’s invasion. He states that “for three centuries the white man seized and enslaved millions of Africans and transported them, with every circumstance of ferocious cruelty, across the seas.” Through his poem, E.D. Morel is stating the reality of “The White Man’s Burden,” and showing that truly the black men are burdened by the white, not the other way …show more content…
In Asia, the white race faced a race that matched their strength, according to Morel. The people of Asia were strong in resisting the colonization of their peoples, unlike in Africa. In Africa, the white race dominated the blacks. He described that “the white man has massacred the African in heaps.” The colonizing powers faced a strong, forceful race in Asia while, in Africa, they faced a race that soon absorbed themselves in the white

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