Figurative Language In The Man Who Would Be King

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The Man Who Would Be Kings is a novella that interprets power, control and colonialism. In this novel Kipling tries to convey the feeling of people who were from a very low class but had big plans and ideas. He explained the unfairly treatment they received and the way they would act because of it. He incorporates two important characters, Dravot and Carnehan, that wanted to become so much more and wanted to have much more than what they had or could get. He expresses the ways the two men go from Indian to Kafiristan with the thought of taking over and becoming kings. Kipling shows how he feels about the British empire and its benefits. He uses figurative language to try and direct his messages to us and let us understand how he feels about all of this.…show more content…
Not only that but being in the middle class he could closely see how the higher class treated them and used them only for their sully purpose and gaining. The two men of which he talked about wanted to do things right and help those who needed the help, the poor and innocent ones. They made a pact, a Contrack, and promised to always keep in track without failing and becoming people they didn’t want to be. The British had exactly the same idea as them and wanted to put in practice their ideas. Nonetheless, they didn’t know and didn’t stop to think what they were doing and what they were getting themselves into. Kipling thought that these men where somewhat hypocrite or at least they would soon become different. He thought that they could think and promise they wouldn’t change but at the end one of them would change after receiving the power of being king. Through time he came to know he was right and one of the two men changed completely after starting to receive part of the control. Dravot’s self-worth started to grow gradually and he started becoming selfish and arrogant to those near him. He even started treating his friend Carnehan in a different way. He started having
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