The Story of Muhammad Din by Rudyard Kipling

In The Story of Muhammad Din by Rudyard Kipling we have the theme of mortality, generosity, authority, conformity, freedom and independence. Taken from his Plain Tales from the Hills collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed man and after reading the story the reader realises that Kipling may be exploring the theme of mortality. Muhammad […]

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How the Leopard got his Spots by Rudyard Kipling

In How the Leopard got his Spots by Rudyard Kipling we have the theme of necessity, fear, appearance, conflict, change and trust. Taken from his Just So Stories collection the reader realises after reading the story that Kipling may be exploring the theme of necessity. Best Beloved (or Spots) and Sambo are driven to despair because of their inability to […]

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Values in Life by Rudyard Kipling

In Values in Life by Rudyard Kipling we have the theme of greed, honesty, conflict and acceptance. Taken from his A Book of Words collection the reader realises after reading the speech that Kipling may be exploring the theme of greed. Kipling states to the students in attendance that one should not be wealthy for wealth’s sake. In reality an […]

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Lispeth by Rudyard Kipling

In Lispeth by Rudyard Kipling we have the theme of class, love, acceptance, determination, change and innocence. Taken from his Plain Tales from the Hills collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Kipling may be exploring the theme of class. Lispeth has never been accepted […]

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His Wedded Wife by Rudyard Kipling

In His Wedded Wife by Rudyard Kipling we have the theme of happiness, conformity, revenge, isolation, confidence, change, acceptance and respect. Taken from his Plain Tales from the Hills collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story it becomes clear to the reader that Kipling may be exploring […]

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