Cycle of Abuse in Canada

Back when I was in high school in 2008, I had come across an interesting poem. I was developing and growing my love for literature and poetry back then, so I was very intrigued by this poem. The poem was titled: “The White Man’s Burden.” It was a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling, who was a pro-Imperialist writer who had won many awards, including the Nobel Prize for writing. The poem was about how the United States should help the Philippines by serving their “need.” The speaker in the poem speaks of the white man’s burden, which is to send the best men abroad into exile to serve their captives. The “newly-caught” people who are wild, angry, and both devilish and childish.

The "White Man's Burden"


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