Rikki Tikling: Character Analysis

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“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer,” says Ralph Waldo Emerson. A point in my life when I had to be brave was when I conquered my fear of swimming. “It is impossible for a mongoose to stay frightened for any length of time.” Have you ever had to take a risk, even though you are scared about what is going to happen? The theme of the fictional story Rikki-tikki-tavi by Rudyard Kipling is that any animal, big or small, can have a lot of bravery in them.

Rikki Tikki is a brave character in this story that protects people he loves. For example, Rikki Tikki killed Karait to make sure he doesn’t go and kill Teddy and his family (para 33). This shows how Rikki knew that a dusty brown snakeling has as much
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For instance, Rikki Tikki tells Nag and Nagaina that it is wrong of them to eat Darzee’s eggs (para 25). This demonstrates an example of personification because Rikki upset with Nag and Nagaina always bullying the other the animals of the garden. This piece of personification supports the theme because even though Rikki knew that cobra’s are venomous, he still stood up to them and fought them. In addition, Nagaina tells Nag to go and wait in the house that Teddy and his family lives in so that they can kill Rikki (para 49). This also demonstrates an example of personification because Nagaina was fed up with Rikki Tikki ruling the garden that she sent Nag out to try and kill him. This personification proves the theme because it shows that Nagaina wanted to get revenge on Rikki for being able to rule the garden instead of her and Nag. Overall, in the story Rikki Tikki Tavi, the author uses personification to show how each animal feels about each event that happened in the story.

The theme of the story Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling is that no matter how big or small, any animal can have a lot of bravery. Rikki Tikki is the protagonist and Nagaina are the antagonist of the story Rikki Tikki Tavi. Rikki wanted to kill Nag and Nagaina because of how they would always torment the other animals that lived in the garden. But, Nagaina was desperate to get revenge and kill Rikki Tikki and Teddy and his family because they Nag. It does not matter how big, how small, or how old you are, anyone can have a lot of courage in
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