Tikki-Ruby Analysis

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“The most fearless hearts, the audacious dreamers, have always maintained a sense of optimism that often flies in the face of the available evidence” (Martin O’Malley). For instance, the quote relates to the story because Rikki Tikki was fearless and audacious, but wanted to protect his human family from Nag and Nagaina. Rikki Tikki also endangered his family by taking Nagaina’s eggs which made her even angrier considering Nag died. For this reason, the theme of the fictional story Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling is being too audacious can endanger you and the people you love. Rikki-tikki is an audacious and inquisitive character in this story. According to the excerpt, “He spent all that day roaming over the house. He nearly drowned…show more content…
As stated in the text, “Rikki Tikki knew better than to waste time staring… just under him whizzed by the head of Nagaina, Nag’s wicked wife” (para 29). First, this evidence proves that Nagaina is evil because everyone in the garden is afraid of her and call her evil which makes her one of the villains of the story. Secondly, Rikki Tikki is not evil because he is known as the hero of the story while Nagaina is known as the opposite which is the villain. Also, Nagaina being evil proves that she was villainous which put her eggs and Nag at risk. Furthermore, Nagaina says, “You warned Rikki-tikki when I would have killed him. Indeed and truly, you’ve chosen a bad place to be lame in. And she moved toward Darzee’s wife, slipping along over the dust” (para 76). Thus, Nagaina is gullible because she believed that a bird who got her wing broken would even come near her nevertheless start talking to her making its presence known. Also, gullible differs from Rikki’s personality because Rikki would never be gullible enough to presume that somebody or something that fears him would suddenly give him the perfect opportunity to kill it. Knowingly, it proves that Nagaina was gullible enough to believe Darzee’s wife which gave Rikki a chance to steal her cobra eggs. Consequently, in this story Nagaina is known for being villainous and…show more content…
Rikki Tikki is an audacious and inquisitive character in this story who often stands up to Nag and Nagaina. Nagaina is known for being villainous and gullible because she believed Darzee’s wife would come near her if she was hurt. Lastly, Kipling’s use of personification really brings the story alive, especially the feud between Rikki-tikki, Nag, and Nagaina. In the end, being too audacious can endanger you and the people you love because you don’t fully grasp the idea of your consequences until you’ve made your mistakes. Those mistakes can affect not only you but all the people around
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