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  • The Boston Tea Party Analysis

    of the British control over the state of Massachusetts. This declaration was first of the many that contributed towards the eventual overthrowing of the British government from our nation. However, I understood the importance of this special meeting only when I started to understand the immense power that communions had to impact authority in general. 7.1 This reserve in me was strengthened in the face of the release of a pamphlet by Thomas Paine, who decreed that the end of the British rule…

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  • Life Experience In Mumbai

    When I first stepped out of the plane in Mumbai, I paused and started to glance around the beautiful scenery that was in front of me. It was 5 AM; we got into the bus and the first thing I noticed was a cow half a mile away sitting on the street. I looked at my friends, and we started giggling. The city was like no other. Even at that time it seemed like the whole city was awake. The roads were filled with cars and “Tuk Tuks”. On each corner there would be a stand of food, clothing, or jewelry.…

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  • Criticism Of Imperialism In Kipling

    In this poem Kipling writes, “Freedom for ourselves and freedom for our sons/ And, failing freedom, war” (19-20). This, according to Said, unveils the real Orientalist’s (White Man’s) intention and shows that beyond his angelic-like mission “there is always the express willingness to use force, to kill and be killed” (Said 226). Orwell, in his first paragraph of his essay about Kipling, argues that no one should agree with Kipling’s ideology toward imperialism or even exonerate him as he is…

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  • Imperialism Of Rudyard Kipling: The White Man's Burden

    rooted in the American way of life. The U.S. began as an imperial territory of the British empire. Westward expansion and diminishing the Native American population into virtual nonexistence was a piece of American persona. Rudyard Kipling supported imperialism in its truest form. Kipling’s childhood was no stranger to imperialistic manners as he grew up in British occupied India. The White Man’s Burden was a poem simply describing Kipling's personal feelings and opinions about the nature of…

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  • Declaration Of Rights Of Man Analysis

    human race” (Rhodes 227). In the famous poem by Rudyard Kipling, the White Man’s Burden suggested the Imperialism is what the English should establish. From the lines in the poem “Take up the White Man’s burden” and “To serve your captives’ need. These quotes from the poem think the English should help the helpless and from the other quote “to be done with childish days,” meaning the English must be civilized (Kipling). But that was one part of the poem the other part was establish from the…

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  • A Double Colonization: Colonial And Post-Colonial Literature Analysis

    1. Introduction Ireland, as the “oldest British colony” (Canny 25) experienced the colonization for almost seven centuries, what lead to the emergence of the postcolonial literature, which deals with the feeling of oppression. Besides the oppression from the dominant imperial centre, among this British Empire-colony parallel, there is another one, which must be mentioned, namely man-woman parallel. In the book A Double Colonization: Colonial and Post-Colonial Women’s Writing the editors Kirsten…

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  • Pre-Independence Indian Poetry Analysis

    INTRODUCTION Pre-Independence Indian English Poetry: Origins, and Predominant Themes and Styles The emergence of Indian writing in English has a long history which dates back to the colonial times when English used to be the language of British rulers and a few aristocratic Indians who were deeply enthralled by this language of their subjugators. Makarand Paranjape in Indian Poetry in English mentions the two preconditions that were to be met before Indians could write poetry in En¬glish:…

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  • What Caused The War Of 1812

    War of 1812 The War of 1812 was a 32 month long war that lasted from June 1812 to February 1815. The war was between America and the United Kingdom. There were many casualties in this war and an estimated 15,000 Americans died. There were three main causes that instigated the war between the two countries. The war of 1812 was started by America because they were angry that the United Kingdom armed hostile Native Americans. “The United States accused Britain of arming tribes already hostile…

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  • Rabindranath Tagore Imperialism Analysis

    of education and the missionaries once again tried to enforce Christianity on the indians, because they felt that it was more superior. The British also pressed for social change in India. But the indians rose up and revolted and this became known as the sepoy rebellion. The sepoys began to brutally massacre british men, women, and children. However, the british shut down the revolt by killing many and destroying many villages. After the sepoy rebellion, a lot of hatred, mistrust, etc was for…

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  • The White Man's Burden

    An example of this would be the poem The White Man’s Burden, written by Rudyard Kipling, known for being an extreme imperialist. In the poem, he refers to the people of the Philippines as “half-devil and half-child,” while also referring them as “wild.”6 This is written at a time when the United States is taking over the Philippines, a…

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