Kipling’s central message conveys that white men are under obligation to colonize non-white nations, though the job won’t be easy. The meaning of the lines: “Go bind your sons to exile / to serve your captives need,” (Kipling 3-4) is that white descendants must sacrifice themselves for the greater cause of introducing white society in other countries - for their own good. He implies that the white man’s responsibility includes saving those uncivilized folks from themselves. Stanza
The Declaration of Independence is a letter to King George III of Great Britain from the American Colonists who are upset of their poor treatment. The Colonists develop their claims by listing what the King has done unfairly, then explain their previous attempts to petition. Their Purpose is to separate the United Colonies from the British Crown in order to live a better life that is not dictated by one man. They establish the righteousness of their beliefs and their want to leave. The Colonists empathise pathos by repeating the same phrase “He is…”.
As empires expand, they colonize other "less superior" countries, nations or cultures in efforts to add to their territory. When this expansion occurs and colonization of the population inhabiting the area begins, the colonizers forget that the population of the area are indeed human. Colonizers neglect the ideals, morals and culture of native people and force the empire's ideals, morals and culture upon them. The colonized feels helpless as they are stripped of everything their culture, and forced to worship new ideals as their own. Bonnycastle states that, "The aim of the colonizers was not only to dominate, but to eliminate everything in the lives of the natives that might have given them a sense of identity or dignity" (229).
Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet,” their efforts to try to get anything through to the British was halted, by the king, as he shrugs them off (Henry). The king then uses their past pleas as a weapon against them, and put more laws and taxes against the colonists. The colonists had voiced their struggles only to be worse off than before. Henry talks about the King’s betrayal again, “Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss,” the king is making the colonists suffer, and then apologizing (Henry). The king's apology makes the colonists believe that he will change, even though he has proven through the many years that he will not change.
As an opponent of political and social injustice, author George Orwell shows his disapproval for political corruption and political injustice through the display of pathos. Likewise, in “Shooting an Elephant,” readers detect George Orwell’s subjective opinions on imperialism through persuasion using pathos. Throughout the essay, the narrator uses expressions and feelings of fear, hatred, anxiety, doubt, and distress at the fact that he is in a position of no authority to inform the audience of his disapproval.
The fault lies on “those people”, meaning the colonised population, ”who cannot perceive the wisdom of coming under our sceptre” (L.20), that is to say they will fight against their invaders. In one sentence, Mr Gladstone ridicules the notion of the white man’s burden, or the 3C, as spread in British
Source Analysis Assignment Source #1 - Source #1 is portraying an advertisement about “Pearl’s Soap.” The source is also referring to the poem “The White Man’s Burden.” by Rudyard Kipling. The poem was about the duty/burden of the white man to teach the indigenous people about western values and beliefs. The objective of the advertisement is convincing Europeans about lightening the White man’s burden through “teachings the virtues of cleanliness.” In other words, it means that the Europeans should teach the entire world of their beliefs, values, lifestyle, language etc. The way of European thinking was mostly shaped upon ethnocentrism (Belief of superiority in one’s ethnic group). Europeans trying to teach their ideas to the rest of their
In Antigone, the chorus is used to express the concerns of the Thebans who are too frightened by Creon’s power to confront him themselves. In the beginning, the chorus defends Creon’s laws, for they state that “[the] laws of the land, and the justice of the gods… / [will cause him] and his city [to] rise high” (Antigone 410-412). Although, when they learn as to how Creon enforces his laws, their views change, and they state that “even I [now] would rebel against the king” (Antigone 895-896). Creon’s abuse of power has become too barbaric to ignore, causing even his supporters to desire rebellion. In addition to the chorus, Creon’s son Haemon turns against him as well.
William Golding, the author of Lord of the Flies, states, “We refuse to see the true nature of evil and we underrate its strength. We appease the power of evil and allow it to develop unchecked when we should stamp out its manifestation.” Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel about a group of British boys who are stuck on an uninhabited island and struggle between civilization and savagery. When Golding said this quote, he meant that mankind does not take the roots of evil seriously and it develops more and more into a feeling that will be hard to control later on. Golding believes society should try to eliminate the beginning of evil before it grows into something more that would be harder to destroy. Mankind should try to cure or prevent
God in the Tanakh continuously distances himself from man’s actions with the intention of watching his Israelites obedience towards his principles in order to determine his people’s worthiness for protection. The shift God displays from a commanding ruler to a distant Lord highlights this message as the Israelites struggles to remain true to their Lord’s principles of life results in them controlling their fate; both individually and as a group. An excerpt from the book of Judges exemplifies the initial reaction to this development through the tale of Abimelech, a man who desires the position of nobility. His methods revolve around massacring “seventy men on one stone.”(Judges 9:5). This becomes more frightening when we consider these where
The Suffrage of Conventional Circumstance Blood, sweat, and tears, are shed to savor a bearable routine and deflect the unknown. In American history, a group of men observed suffering provoked by Great Britain as the current mother country had taken their jurisdiction over the Unites States and abused it. In desperate need of adjustment, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, John Adams, and Robert R. Livingston wrote the Declaration of Independence. Partaking in the creation of this document was as dangerous of an act as betting one 's life with the flip of a coin. They could have gained freedom from Great Britain; or each of these men along with the individuals who signed the document would be killed.