Essay on Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous

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Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling, was referred to as a children’s nautical adventure story, but it has entertained audiences for generations. The main character in the story was Harvey Cheyne. Harvey is the son of a millionaire and a snobbish little brat. He acts pretty big around the crew of the ship he was aboard. The next important character is Manuel. Manuel is a Portuguese boy about Harvey’s age, which by the way is in his pre to mid teens. Manuel’s dialogue helps add to a bit of comic relief. The next character is Dan. Dan is around Harvey’s age as well. Dan is the son of Disko Troop, the Captain of the We’re Here. Speaking of Disko Troop, he is an honorable man who …show more content…
I thought that even though written for children, Captains Courageous could be enjoyable for people of all ages, especially those interested in nautical stories and the old sailor’s lifestyle.

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, on December 30, 1865, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, a noted artist, and Alice Macdonalod Kipling. He was sent to school in England, and upon his return to India, at the age of seventeen, became a sub-editor of the Labore Civil and Military Gazette.

In 1887, he published Plain Tales from the Hills, a collection of stories about India. During the next two years, he brought out, in slim, paper-backed volumes, Soldiers Three, The Story of the Gadsbys, In Black and White, Willie Winkie, which sold at a rupee apiece. These stories, along with the unforgettable Soldiers Three, all writen before Kipling reached the age of twenty-four, revealed a new master of fiction.

From 1887 to 1889, Kipling traveled to India, China, Japan, and America, from which countries he sent abck letters to his newspaper in Lahore. Reaching London in 1890, he found himself already famous. His first novel, the Light that Failed, was published that year, having first appeared in Lippincott’s Magazine.

Before finally settling in England, Rudyard Kipling lived in the United States for four years. In 1892, he was married to Caroline Starr Balestier, with whose brother, Wolcott Balestier, he collaborated on Naulahka (1891), a novel

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