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. Many would call that brave but he was almost guaranteed to die it was a stupid and pointless decision to go down there. There were other safer ways like waiting at the top of the hole so she either dies of starvation or tries to come out and get killed. He was too ignorant to just wait and without thought just dove headfirst into the hole. He was so guaranteed to die that without hesitation, Darzee the bird, began to sing a song of mourning that insured that “It is all over with Rikki Tikki” (p.27).
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
I think that the only character who doesn’t at killing is Darzee the tailorbird, who refuses to help Rikki destroy the Cobras’ eggs and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi calls Darzee ‘‘a feather-brained little fellow’’ for not understanding that the act of taking life is vital to his own self-preservation. The narrator’s choice of adjectives in describing the snakes, then, is not justified by any evidence of deviant behavior. The perception of the snakes as evil, therefore, is based solely on the snakes’ adversarial relationship to Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and especially to the human family.Indeed, the narrative voice’s bias towards the human family’s point of view not only casts the snakes as evil, but it idealizes and, therefore, depicts as well as the human family. Rikki-Tikki thinks that he is lucky for being adopted by a human family because ‘‘every well brought- up mongoose always hopes to be a house
The colonel, in “The Dinner Party” mentions that “[a] woman’s unfailing reaction in any crisis… is to scream,” but that is proven wrong by Mrs. Wynnes and it leads to the lesson of remaining calm and thinking fast to survive danger (Gardner). In “You Can’t Just Walk On By” the boy learns his lesson about respecting all living creatures. Once he knew he was safe from the snake he began to think about how he had almost died and saying, “Not ever again would I take life for granted” (Deal 152). Everyone in each story realizes how vulnerable they are to these small, but deadly
The word ‘venomous’ powerfully describes how toxic and consuming our own blindness can be. Being uninformed about society leads to vulnerability and, as venom does, it kills-- not in the way of actually dying, but in the sense of being mindless-- and one can find themselves unable to construct their own thoughts and feeding off of others’ to form ideas, like the people in Fahrenheit 451’s society. “While the books went up in sparkling whirls and blew away on a wind turned dark with burning” (Bradbury, 2) The author describes the
The successful use of the word “snakes” trigger us to those negative connotations about snakes such as betrayal and sins as in the biblical stories. This shows the inherited evil that the Nazis ideology transplant into the souls of the guards. Another striking irony is shown in the line “grants us a grave in the winds” in which the word “grants” (Celan 17). This word is only associated with positive connotations such as granting one a wish, but in this context, it is used ironically to further increase the horror of the prisoners when the guard sets his hounds to kill the prisoners and later burn them to send their remains into the
Professor Lockhart decided to begin a dueling club and the first meeting did not go very well. Professor Snape and Draco Malfoy acted evil and when a snake tried to attack a student, Harry spoke parseltongue to the snake. Although Harry did this unknowingly that only Salazar Slytherin could speak parseltongue and everyone thought he might be the heir of Slytherin. Justin Filch Fenley, the student who Harry saved, believed that Harry was the Slytherin Heir and feared him. The next day he found Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick petrified.
Here, again, her human and flawed side is shown by Euripides. Unlike that of Euripies, Seneca’s Medea is sent exile without her children and he presents her murder of children as the pure brutality to satisfy and strenghten her vengeance. Medea has that idea of killing her children when Jason refuses to allow her to take children with her and thus she realizes how much Jason loves them. So she thinks that his great love for his children can bring him great pain with their
The antagonist in each story kept their loved ones, the protagonists, away from living a fruitful life. Emily and Louise both represent flowers who were not taken care of carefully and were killed by their owners. All the control demanded by her father consumed Emily and drowned her. Emily’s father over watered his delicate, beautiful flower leaving her rotted and wilted similar to the description of Emily when she walks out to greet the Aldermen, “She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water”(804). Louise’s husband kept her, a strong yet fragile flower away from sunlight, which kept Louise from growing.
It can be argued that water, air and land pollution only affect a group of people, but it affects all humans using these natural resources (Foer, 2009). Industrial fishing is cruel and in-human. The fishing methods used are designed to suffocate, squash and kill the sea animals. If the fish happens to reach the deck alive, the worst scenario awaits; their gills are slit in their full conscience or they are thrown to freezers to freeze to death. First, it is not necessary to catch tuna; secondly, it is unethical and immoral to kill millions of sea animals just because someone wants to eat tuna (Robbins,
The stories of Uk’ten made her dream of snakes, but in her mind she was bitten because the swamps and rivers they had passed through the trail. The spirit of the Uk’ten was in the present of the trail that wanted to take control of Aneh mind allowing her to believe that she was bitten by a snake. All Knobowtee could think about was the fact that his sister probably, “offended a snake or fish and one of them return to take vengeance, causing her to dream of snakes crawling over her, breathing their breath into her face, spoiling her saliva until she was bitten a dream and lost her appetite. ” Aneh mind lead her to think that she really was being bitten by the snake. The only way Aneh could be free from her from was with the help of the conjurer.
When Rikki saw the snakes at first he was a little scared, but he knew it’s impossible for any mongoose to be afraid for a period of time. Rikki never met a live cobra before, but his mom gave him dead ones to eat. He said “A mongooses business is not only to eat, but fight snakes too!” Nags wife Darzee tried to strike, but luckily Rikki heard her hissing and
With the snake’s owner not knowing what they were getting into when the snakes got too big they released the snakes to the wild. With the owners releasing them it causes the snakes to live out on their own so they eat wild animal and start to wipe out the animals species. Aswell they could feed on humans