Rikki said that he needed to jump on Nags head and hold there until Nag was dead. Rikki jumped and the englishman heard the commotion and got a gun which killed Nag.” (page 18) Riki saved the english family again by killing the little brown snake named Kaurat.
Another aspect of The Poisonwood Bible that contributes to the novel being a good story is its use of high-action scenes. The author of The Poisonwood Bible writes that, "Ruth May 's bare left shoulder, where two red puncture wounds stood out like red beads on her flesh" (Kingsolver 364). In this quote, Ruth May was attacked by a green mamba snake that harmed her shoulder and poisoned her blood. This is the point in the story that Ruth May dies. This action scene affects the story not only because it can be labeled as the climax, but also because it keeps the reader wanting to continue to read in the story.
“Something went off like a thunderclap just behind him; a hot wind knocked him senseless and red fire singed his hair.” That was an excerpt from the famous story “Rikki TIkki Tavi”. We recently read it in my ELA class. It follows a mongoose named Rikki TIkki Tavi as he tries to protect his newfound family from two cobras that terrorize the bungalow and its garden. When fighting these snakes Rikki Tikki Sometimes gets himself into situations where he confuses bravery for stupidity and ignorance. The first reason that Rikki Tikki is not brave but stupid, is that after an angry nagaina took her egg back he followed nagaina when “she plunged into the rat hole” (p.27) he followed suit.
Following their first encounter the man would “have been well content” to leave him alone because taking “life is a satisfaction I can’t feel” but knowing he has a farm to take care of, he had“ kill the snake”. The man first intentions were to leave the snake to its own accords. Shortly later realizing taking the snake life will be the best move. “The Rattler” is a prime example of doing what 's best for the empowerment of your people, if killing is has to be done. The imagery heightens the effect of danger for the snake when the man had his garden hoe.
With use of antithesis Capote demonstrates the array of characters Perry has followed, undeterred by their personality or motives. Dick, a serpent slithering venomous thoughts into the brain of a naive Perry, and Willie-Jay, a spiritual leader provoking hope and confidence from a vulnerable man. While describing a dream in which a snake is preventing Perry from reaching an aspiration, Dick retorts, ¨So? The snake swallows you? Or what?¨ (Capote 92.)
The speaker is also justified in killing the snake because he/she was threatened after making the first attempt into killing the rattlesnake, but he only tried to kill the snake because it would be an inconvenience to anyone or any animal on the ranch. Some people may argue that if the speaker just kept themselves and didn’t bother the snake everything would be ok, but think about it this way say you were in the speaker's shoes and you decided to keep walking instead of trying to kill the snake. Later on that day you find out that an animal or person was harmed by the same rattlesnake that you could’ve chosen to kill earlier, but you didn’t. Wouldnt you feel guilty because you could’ve had the power of preventing the whole situation from happening if you decided to annihilate the rattlesnake earlier? In conclusion the authors use of rhetorical strategy shows that he/she was justified in killing the rattlesnake; s/he did it to save the lives of someone who could've been hurt in the future-- by this virulent
Although this large, frightening snake is ultimately feared, and also causes the death of a young character in the novel, its is a symbol of the spirit of the jungle. After Ruth May’s sudden and tragic death, it suggests in the novel that she becomes the trees of the vast jungle watching over everyone. In the final chapter of the story it says “I forgive you, Mother. I shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers” (Kingsolver 543). This quotes gives us reason to believe that it is Ruth May that is narrating this final passage, and that she has become the trees and is now apart of
John Kostyack has a dramatic approach to the snake debate topic. He uses the fear factor to play on the readers emotions while he makes his point. His first sentence sets the tone for his entire argument, "Giant constrictor snakes have slithered, crushed, killed and terrified their way across movie screens for years. The real horror story, however, is much closer to reality — and to home.” While it’s easy to see that his main appeal is emotional, Mr. Kostyack does establish credibility when he specifically references the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and the National Wildlife Federation (which he is the vice president of).
Wynnes becomes a major character in the story. She tells the young native boy to get a bowl of milk, from this she is proving the colonel wrong, but the readers don 't know it yet. Mona uses her as a game piece, when the colonel jumps and screams, the American asked Mrs. Wynnes how she knew about the snake. Mrs. Wynnes character replied with, “ it was crawling across my foot”. This proves the colonel untrue because his whole argument was men has added self control in any crisis.
And this process is related with Macbeth. The reason of this Macbeth acts like a hero but actually, he is not a hero but a murderer. Killing Duncan, he has become the king and has used this heroism. Hence, he put on a new appearance as snakes do. To show the general topic of evil, darkness symbolism is widely used throughout the play.
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“Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Rudyard Kipling. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a young mongoose who is taken in by a english family in India. Rikki shows as if he was fighting a war, and that no matter what happens he will keep everybody safe, at whatever cost. Rikki has a whole lot of courage, strength, and selflessness. First, Rikki shows a whole lot of courage when “she plunged into the rat hole where she and Nag used to live, his little white teeth were clenched on her tail and he went down with her” (and every mongoose knows not to follow a snake into their hole, otherwise there’s a huge chance that you won’t be alive for much longer) he knew that a mongoose should never go down into a snake’s hole.
The author describes Nag in a very detailed way with words that make a character seem powerful. In the text it says,”Then inch by inch out of the grass rose up the head and spread hood of Nag, the big black cobra...” This evidence illustrates a very power-craving, evil, venomous cobra. When a reader is reading the word “cobra” they instantly think evil or vicious because of the poisonous venom that a cobra uses to kill its prey. So when the author puts the word “cobra” into the text the readers imagine a huge wicked snake. In conclusion, the author effectively describes Nag.
Rikki ´s determination has helped his family out of harm and safe in their home. Bravery is what helped Rikki the most “Rikki-Tikki had sprung, jumped on the snake’s back, dropped his head far between his forelegs, bitten as high up the back as he could get hold, and rolled away.”( Kipling, 127) This brought out his inner courage to go out and fight a 5 foot cobra and think he’s going to come back
The "Unspoken Abuse" scenes are very effective in showing the deterioration in Ruby 's mental health as she returns from her weekends, as for Jimmy, the irony of wanting so much to be chosen, ends in him suffering corresponding and similar physical and sexual abuse to Ruby. The repetition of the clapping song in the scenes emphasises the frequency of the abuse perpetrated on Ruby and Jimmy, and whilst Ruby 's scenes ended with the line "I promise not to tell", Jimmy does not speak, which foreshadows the traits of sexually assaulted victims; blame and ashamedness. These scenes exhibited the general idea of what it was like to be chosen during the assimilation