Rikki Tavi Theme Analysis

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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). Lastly, the author states “Turn round, Nagaina. Turn and fight!” (Kipling 73). This evidence supports the theme because it was very brave of Rikki Tikki

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