The aim of this chapter is to highlight the ambivalence of the monkey portrayed by Kipling in The Mark of the Beast . The monkey is on one side the mysterious deity, object of worship by the Hindu natives, on the other side it recalls a fundamental step of Darwinian evolutionary theories of Kipling’s contemporary Victorian society. In both cases it is terrifying and haunts the Victorian mind.

Rudyard Kipling, The Mark of the Beast and the Elusive Monkey

Miriam Sette
2020

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to highlight the ambivalence of the monkey portrayed by Kipling in The Mark of the Beast . The monkey is on one side the mysterious deity, object of worship by the Hindu natives, on the other side it recalls a fundamental step of Darwinian evolutionary theories of Kipling’s contemporary Victorian society. In both cases it is terrifying and haunts the Victorian mind.
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