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Mowgli—The Wolf Child

Lecture no. 18 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Mowgli—The Wolf Child

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

A boy in the woods, raised by wolves and living by the law of the jungle: This story is familiar to us, thanks to Rudyard Kipling’s classic stories and the later Disney film. Revisit the original stories to see what they tell us about humanity, morality, imperialism, and political responsibility.


June 28, 2017