The story Rikki-tikki-tavi starts out in Segowlee, India, the main characters in the story are Rikki-tikki-tavi, Nag, Nagania, Teddy, Darzee, Chuchundra, Mom, Dad, and Karait. The themes in this story are about heroism, good vs. evil, and bravery. these are the themes in the story because Rikki-tikki-tavi is the hero in the story and shows alot of bravery, also he is the good one in the story and Nag and Nagania are considered the bad ones in the story. The story starts out with Rikki-tikki-tavi being washed away from his family by a high summer flood which leaves him asleep in the middle of a garden- path, this is were Teddy's family eventually finds him and takes him in as one of their own. Later on he meets two snakes, one's name is Nag and the
Nag and Nagaina would not hesitate to kill the humans in order to preserve their lives and the lives of their children. Survival is their main desire in attacking the humans and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is spying when Nagaina explains their plan to Nag. Not only is killing for survival regarded as acceptable behavior, it is thought of as heroic. Rikki-Tikki- Tavi is seemed to be a hero for killing Nag and Nagaina. 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.
Rikki Tikki almost killed himself, three times, because despite his small size, he had the biggest heart of all the inhabitants of the garden.Therefore, the theme of the fictional story Rikki-tikki-tavi by Rudyard Kipling, is defending the people you love is more important than defending yourself. Tikki Tavi is a heroic character because
In the story Rikki Tikki Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling, Rikki Tikki Tavi must fight two snakes, Nag and Nagaina who try to kill him. They live in the garden and Rikki Tikki Tavi kills them and saves the other animals that live in the garden. One possible theme in this story is courage because no matter how afraid you are, you should always be courageous. The author says “ Rikki Tikki never knew when the hole might open and give Nagaina room to turn and strike at him.” (Kipling 73). In addition the author stated “Rikki Tikki's eyes grew red again, and he danced up to Karait...” (Kipling 62).
Each step taken by Rikki shows his heroic characteristics and thoughtful thinking. An obvious way Rikki Tikki Tavi shows his heroism is in saving people. In the book he saves Teddy and his family and the tailorbirds directly, “...Teddy's mother picked him up from the dust and hugged him, crying that he had saved Teddy from death, and Teddy's father said that he was a providence…” (Kipling, 4). He saves
Throughout the entire story, the reader endures an adrenaline rush from the fervent plot line of the anthropomorphic narrative. “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” is an unmatched story due to Kipling’s ability to avail incomparable literary devices
The short story,”Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rupyard Kipling, shows how family is most important, where a curious, clever mongoose fights an evil pair of cobras who want to kill Rikki’s new family. Firstly, we can tell that RIkki-tikki is given the human traits of bravery and curiosity. This is shown when,”he is eaten from head to tail with curiosity.” Later in the story, Rikki-tikki goes and explores the garden out of curiosity, where he meets Darzee, Darzee’s wife, Nag, and Nagaina. Without his curiosity, he wouldn’t have met all those characters, and the whole story would have been different. Secondly, we know that Nagaina has the traits of being dangerous, but caring.
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