Ballantine wants to go, too, but MacChesney points out that he cannot, as he is now a civilian. The narrator's life is changed. Some of the incidental scenes that flesh out the story were filmed while hundreds of extras were in the background being marshaled for larger takes. Conclusion The main message is that these things do not count towards how good a person you are and that racism and prejudice go against this message. Kipling was born in India to English parents in 1865.
You 'eathen, where the mischief 'ave you been? The film is about three British sergeants and Gunga Din, their native water bearer , who fight the , an Indian murder cult, in colonial. Cutter creates a distraction and allows himself to be captured so that Din can slip away and sound the warning. Once he is discharged, Ballantine plans to wed Emmy Stebbins and go into the tea business, a combined calamity that MacChesney and Cutter consider worse than death. He is black, and the British are white, and they treat him terribly, humiliate him, beat him, insult him. The veteran assumes that both he and Din will end up in Hell: the veteran due to his sins, I assume, and Din because he is not a Christian. The Gunga Din poem is an interesting commentary by Kipling on British rule in India, a few years after he had left.
MacChesney tricks the Thuggee guru into thinking he is prepared to betray his friends and the British army, and the soldiers use the opportunity to take the guru hostage. The supporting cast features , , and in the title role,. I was chokin' mad with thirst, An' the man that spied me first Was our good old grinnin', gruntin' Gunga Din. You limpin' lump o' brick-dust, Gunga Din! I would have preferred it if the poetic voice would have mistreated Gunga Din even more so in the beginning to make his journey to equality more dramatic. Cutter and others are able to fend off the attack, but when Gunga gets information of a much larger rebel attack, Cutter accompanies him to the cult's temple embedded with gold statues of Hindu deities. And yet he never lets them down.
You limping lump o' brick-dust, Gunga Din! GradeSaver, 28 April 2013 Web. Most common keywords Gunga Din Analysis Rudyard Kipling critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Now in Injia's sunny clime,Where I used to spend my timeA-servin' of 'Er Majesty the Queen,Of all them blackfaced crewThe finest man I knewWas our regimental bhisti, Gunga Din. This message is conveyed very well because the whole poem is not about not being racist, it is about the journey a racist person went down to realise it is wrong. It has the flavour of watching Notre Dame play an inferior high school team. The troops fight their way out, taking heavy losses. You put some juldee in it, Or I'll marrow you this minute, If you don't fill up my helmet, Gunga Din! He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.
And I don't find it difficult to understand at all. If we charged or broke or cut, You could bet your bloomin' nut, 'E'd be waitin' fifty paces right flank rear. At the close of the poem the narrator suggests both Din and the soldiers are doomed to hell. Gunga Din achieves equality moments before he is about to die, which seems quite sad as this is what he has tried to achieve for his whole service time in the British army. This makes sense from both a practical and moral perspective.
Meanwhile, Gunga Din tells Cutter of a temple he has found, one made of gold. The film ends with a final image of Gunga Din's , standing proudly and saluting at attention, now in British uniform. He survives to find himself in a bar relating the terrible things he's done and realizing he will have to pay for them in the afterlife -- but when he does pay, he knows Gunga Din, now a god-like creature, will be there to save him. Now in Injia's sunny clime, Where I used to spend my time A-servin' of 'Er Majesty the Queen, Of all them blackfaced crew The finest man I knew Was our regimental bhisti, Gunga Din. The veteran believes that even in Hell Din will strive to aid others.
On a more recent showing of the film on , has contradicted the story told about the coin-flip by his colleague Osbourne, and has stated that while Grant was originally slated to play Sergeant Ballantine, and did indeed decide to switch to the more comedic role of Sergeant Cutter, he claimed that after taking over the role that may or may not have already been filled, Grant actually recommended that his former role go to his friend Douglas Fairbanks Jr. I was chokin' mad with thirst, An' the man that spied me first Was our good old grinnin', gruntin' Gunga Din. MacChesney and Cutter are invited to the engagement party; intending to cause mischief, they spike the punch, which is subsequently drunk by Higginbotham. Aldershot was the largest Army training ground in England in the time of Kipling. California's range, and surrounding areas doubled as the for the film. You 'eathen, where the mischief 'ave you been? The veteran ends the poem by stating that although he had beaten Din, a man made by the same God he was, Din was a better man than he is. There was then a three or four minute pause between the end of the artillery bombardment and the men going over the top I believe that this could have been crucial because it gave the Germans time to prepare and set up their machine guns.
The only time we see this division disappear is when the author compares the two cultures in a positive light, when a person from one culture saves someone from the other's life. Gunga Din is also bayoneted, but manages with the last of his strength to climb to the top of the gold dome of the temple and sound the alarm with a bugle taken from a dead Thug. The movie of the poem is a joke, the racism and classism is eliminated and Gunga Din is made out to be some kind of military hero. . And all it took was one simple little symbol.