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Gunga Din: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Summary: The death of Gunga Din in Rudyard Kipling's poem of the same name serves as a classic example of how actions speak louder than words. The narrator, a warrior saved by Din after being wounded in battle, at first degrades and insults Din for being inferior in the narrator's mind. The narrator changes his opinion for the better after Din performs the brave, unselfish deed on the narrator's behalf, losing his own life in the process but displaying his true human value.
Although cliché, the title I chose best summarizes the theme of Gunga Din into a simple phrase. Though Gunga Din was insulted and abused by the queens regiment, his life saving deed best reflected the character of Din. The narrator's portrayal of Din changes at a point in the story where the actions of their water boy tell the reader what kind of person Din truly was. The waterless climate created an intense desperation for water, which gave Din the opportunity to do something completely unselfish for the good of another. Din was obviously inferior to the narrator, but he had motives other than obligation to lend a helping hand to his superior. The theme is emphasized by the fact the actions of Din show the reader what type of person he is more than the narrator's initial degrading representation.

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