Below is my script for Pause for Thought on BBC Radio Devon:
Whilst watching The Jungle Book with my two year old daughter, the threat of Shere Khan the tiger loomed large.
All week I’ve explored key themes within the Disney film as it relates to following, contentment, trust, identity and belonging. Today, Shere Khan represents threat.
The constancy of threat in our lives is a very real challenge.
From accidents and illness, to national politics and global catastrophe – we are a threatened race.
The Jungle Book represents the pompous and the evil of the English character.
The Elephant is an English, old fashioned, pompous army colonel.
Shere Khan is the English, old fashioned evil villain.