The White Man's Burden
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
Chapter: Random Literature
Is this a Lit Brick comic with Sporkman in it, or a Sporkman comic about literature? You make the call!
Anyway, critics seem divided over whether this poem is satire or if Kipling was really that gung-ho about Imperialism. Personally, given his noted association with the English Empire, I think it's fairly safe to say that Kipling was pretty much okay with a bunch of white dudes running roughshod over any country they could find. But hey, he was still one hell of a writer, so we'll cut him some slack. Not much slack, but still.
Author: Rudyard Kipling • Year: 1899 • Info: Wikipedia
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Lit Brick is a comic started by Jodie Troutman in an effort to read the entire Norton Anthology of English Literature. Having eventually succeeded in that goal, it now features comics about all manner of random literature. For more of Jodie's work, visit longtalljodie.com!
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