The White Man's Burden Assignment
The White Man’s Burden Questions
Directions: After you have annotated the poem, answer the questions below on a separate sheet of paper. Provide textual evidence for all your answers and explain thoroughly.
- What was “The White Man’s Burden”?
- What parts of this poem, prove that “The White Man’s Burden” is really about Imperialism?
- How are natives portrayed?
- What is the “reward” Kipling says they get for bearing the burden?
- What is Kipling’s view/attitude towards Imperialism?