Thursday, February 17, 2011

The White Man's Burden & Imperialism

1. I think he means that they now have to take up the white man’s way of life because they have been taken from their home country or are now ruled by someone else. He could have also been sarcastic by meaning that the white man have no burden and they have it so good.“Take up the White Man's burden-
The savage wars of peace-
Fill full the mouth of Famine,
And bid the sickness cease;”

2.  No, because he makes many references throughout the poem that they are being taken over and away from their home country like when it says: "Why brought ye us from bondage, our loved Egyptian night.”

3.  Because he is saying that white men ( Europeans) are taking innocent people’s homes and forcing them upon something they have no interest in doing which is wrong, because everybody should have a right to freedom and white men are denying them of their freedom. (Same quote as #2.)

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