The Gentlemen of the Jungle
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The short story The Gentlemen of the jungle by Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya, presents the state of Imperialism in Kenya. Also it suggests that strong action should be made in order to gain peace and independence for the country, as the reader can obviously see in the last sentence, which the writer writes “Then he went home, saying: 'Peace is costly, but it's worth the expense,' and lived happily ever after.”
By making the story simple and fable-like, Kenyatta can trigger the reader's imagination and as a result express his serious and controversial anti-imperialism idea more clearly. Gentleman-like beasts, such as The Rt Hon. Mr Elephant, Mr Rhinoceros and Mr Fox, mentioned in the story and suggested in the title -- “The Gentlemen of the Jungle” -- are symbolic for the European colonizers who seem to be friendly but in fact very dangerous and untrustful, while the man, superior being with inferior status, is a symbol for......
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