Based on what I have read, it seems interesting how back then their lives were. With this it seems that kingdoms have been a important thing as to becoming kings and queens. But, it all seems that fights and anger between individuals will never end.
i couldnt agree more royalty played a big role.
Yes, of course Abigail. Royalty would be a huge role because is what the story is meanly about, but it also gives a few key roles on other subjects.
"The Man Who Would Be King" is interesting because the setting of the story and the characters are based on The Victorian Era and the two characters who want to be king are portraying how they exploited other villages due to the natives' ignorance similar to how Britain took advantage of other colonies. Showing how anybody and how easily it could be to take over something vulnerable just to gain power.
I agree with you Roxanne, Kipling does show how easily people can rise in power during The Victorian Era. The story has biblical illusions making it very fascinating to see how things were like in "Kalifistan". The lives of these two men changed when they rose in power but it also shows how easily it is to lose the kingdom.
Hello Roxanne, this story was eye opening because as you mentions it talks about how the vulnerable and ignorant people can easily be controlled by anyone who are ready to exploit others for the sake of power.
Based on the few pages we read on the book I found it interesting how this two british man have faith that they are going to become kings of Kafristan part of Afghanistan. Where they have to buy 20 martini rifles in order to take control over the villages.
Even though the book is sometimes hard to follow along with and contains a lot of biblical allusions, its fascinating to follow the characters through their adventures to becoming king.
I personally had some trouble following along with the story too, but I think what helped was understanding the symbolism and the biblical allusions in the story. For example the crown, the beard, references to God and Satan, the mad priest, all of that was very important to follow the story ad the adventures of the two English men to becoming king.
The "Man Who Would Be King" by Rudyard Kipling is very intriguing because it takes place in Kalifistan a place that in reality is not real. The story shows the lives of two people on their adventure to becoming king. The story takes you on their adventure and describes the rise in power and shows a biblical allusion one of those being God and the Devil because in the story they were scared of Dravot (a king). When the lady bit him and he bled this showed that he was neither God nor Devil.
Reading "The Man Who Would Be King" is a very interesting story, and displays the message on how easy it was for people to rise and gain power. The story is filled with symbolism and events that lead to a story of a narrator that means 2 men, Dravot and Carnehan. These two man are the ones that come to the narrator and ask him for advice on how to become king. I personally like how the author shows these two men with ambition and ready to obtain power. They were there for something, and they were so determined to get it. They told the narrator straight forward they don't want his money, they want to know how to become king. To me, that was one of the most interesting parts of the story.
The most interesting part is, who is the man who would be king? Dravot who earned his crown pretended to be a friend of Imbra and the son of Alexander. King Dravot later lost his head while Peachey who also earned a crown died from sunstroke. These two men who became king passed away. The narrator or the correspondent of the newspaper stated in the beginning "my king is dead, and if I want a crown I must go and hunt it for myself". I think that from the title "the man" is not Peachey or Dravot but the narrator.
In the story of "The Man Who Would Be King", gets very fascinating for me in the form of how the author begin the book. The way of how the narrator said that the king he knows once is alreday death but he still want to tell the adventures he saw around how this person transform himself into royalty. The story shows a really dark tone in the narration of the book because of how the narrator describes in a pessimistic way the settings and situations. Somehow in the story, Kipling uses a lot of imagery symbols to show poverty and also insanity around his characters as using "beggars" and "rags".
There are two different types of reality in the story of "The Man Who Would Be King" by Rudyard Kipling. It's the realistic of the everyday world of real kings and the fantasy world of Dravot and Peachey. This story is best known as one of Kiplings major adventure story. Kipling's story tends to have mor serious implications than what we are reading now "Heart of Darkness." Although, both stories have an equal mixture of reality and make believe worlds.