Is Tikki A Hero

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From the short story “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” by Rudyard Kipling, there is the main character Rikki-tikki-tavi. He is a curious mongoose that is brought to a bungalow in India by a summer flood after the “Great War” (16). Throughout this story Rikki faces danger, but learns to be true to his friends and help one another. Rikki-Tikki is heroic, brave, and fast, and although he is young, Rikki can do anything he puts his mind to.

Throughout all of the story Rikki is heroic. During the story Rikki kills Nag in the bungalow which leads up to waking the parents. The family found tired Rikki laying by dead Nag, and it left the father saying, “ It’s the mongoose again, Alice; the chap has saved our lives now.”(23) This really stood out to me

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