Everything you need to understand or teach The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling.
“The Man Who Would Be King” is a fictional short story by Rudyard Kipling that was originally published in 1888. An English, unnamed narrator living in British India encounters two struggling Englishmen, Carnehan and Dravot, who plan to become kings of Kafiristan. In the story, Carnehan returns to see the narrator, but he has become a twisted shell of his former self in the two years they have been apart. Carnehan spends the body of the story telling the narrator of his and Dravot's manipulation of the natives, their rise to power, and their disastrous downfall. “The Man Who Would Be King” contains within its narrative themes of colonialism, collectivism, and the dangerous nature of ambition.
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