Richard Kipling Research Paper

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“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” This quote is known from one of Richard Kipling’s works “The Jungle Book”. Kipling is known for doing a lot of things such as being an English Journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelists.
Richard Kipling was born December 30th, 1865 in Bombay, India. His parents were John and Alice Kipling, whom were fairly wealthy. Richard had a younger sister named Trix, which together they loved to venture out in India and learn new languages and cultures dealing with Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Jews. That didn’t last very long because at the age of six Richards mom, Alice, sent him away to England to live with a foster family to get a better education. His foster mom, Mrs. Holloway, was very vicious. She would beat and harass Kipling all the time, so that made it hard for him to fit into the school. Kipling never told anyone this information even when he would go back to visit his relatives for a month. Until he was eleven and on the edge of having a nervous breakdown. A guest came to visit the house one day and saw that Kipling was in terrible condition and immediately found a way to contact his mom. His …show more content…

This job helped him developed skills and helped him realize he would actually want to work in this field. However because of all the nights he was working he began struggling with insomnia. He began to wander the streets at night where he would go in brothels, which are a house where men can come see prostitutes. Kipling began to write stories from his experience in these brothels. These stories resulted into forty short stories called “Plain Tales From the Hills”, which ended up to be very popular in England. Because of Kipling's great works he met Wolcott Balestier, who was an American agent and publisher, they quickly became the best of friends and they traveled to the United

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