Tikki Short Story Analysis

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Characterization in this story greatly influenced the theme of “Rikki-tikki-tavi”. For example, Rikki-tikki and Nagaina were portrayed as brave and loyal with their willingness to fight and/or kill for the safety of their family (para 51 and 58). Thus, the theme of courage can be found in some of the most dangerous of times when you’re fighting for your family and friends is clearly based on the characters’ personality. Without this characterization, the theme of the story would not be what it is. Therefore, characterization was a key part of the theme of this story. Without Rikki-tikki’s curious demeanor, the story would not have progressed in the way that it did. For instance, if Rikki had not been so curious,
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