Rudyard Kipling: Poems

Gunga Din

The qualities of the literary "noble savage" are:
- Honor
- Personal commitment to all life
- Personal involvement in all life
- Innate goodness

How does Gunga Din measure up? Provide examples from both the film and poem.

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Innate Goodness -

An’ for all ’is dirty ’ide ’E was white, clear white, inside" Honor -
Though I’ve belted you and flayed you,
By the livin’ Gawd that made you,
You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
Personal Involvement in All Life -
’E would skip with our attack,
An’ watch us till the bugles made 'Retire,’
An’ for all ’is dirty ’ide
’E was white, clear white, inside
When ’e went to tend the wounded under fire!
It was ‘Din! Din! Din!’
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"Gunga Din"