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Brother to a Prince and fellow to a beggar if he be found worthy. This is the epigraph to
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- T S Eliot’s “The Hollow Men
George Eliot’s Silas Marner
Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would be the King
The above line is an epigraph is of Rudyard Kipling’s short story
“The Man Who Would be the King” which got printed in 1888.
According to Kipling, The hierarchical world made up of brothers, princes, beggars and kings seems to be transcended by the epitaph voicing the Freemason law of equality:
“Brother to a prince and fellow to a beggar if he be found worthy”.
The story introduces the contradiction between social institutions of law and life as it is:
“the LAW, as quoted, lays down a fair conduct of life and one not easy to follow”.
But, the author fails to pursue the effects of this conflict and prefers to soften the skeptical tone in an elegiac sentence with mythical resonances:
“But today, I greatly fear that my king is dead, and if I want a crown I must go and hunt it for myselforster’s Howard’s End
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