Tikki Ticki Loyalty Quotes

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John Cena once said, “When people show loyalty to you, you take care of those who are with you. It’s how it goes with everything. If you have a small circle of friends, and one of those friends doesn’t stay loyal to you, they don’t stay your friend for very long.” Just like what John Cena said, loyalty can bring very special people into your life and bring them closer to you. If someone doesn’t have loyalty in them, they can’t be a close friend, just like what Rikki Tikki has done in the story “Rikki Tikki Tavi’ by Rudyard Kipling. The theme of the fictional story Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling is loyalty can bring you closer to the ones you love. Rikki Tikki is a courageous and loyal character in the story. In the text it states, “But…show more content…
In one instance, the text states, “Son of the big man that killed Nag,” she hissed, “stay still. I am not ready yet. Wait a little. Keep very still, all you three! If you move, I strike, and if you do not move, I strike. Oh, foolish people, who killed my Nag!” (para. 84) This entails Nagaina’s loyalty towards her husband and shows how she would try to avenge him by killing Rikki Tikki in a dangerous battle. Nagaina is getting closer to Nag, even though he’s dead now, by trying to kill Rikki Tikki for his death and shows how Nagaina loves Nag even more because he got killed. This shows that Nagaina is getting closer to the one she loves which is Nag. Secondly, the text states, “Nagaina saw that she had lost her chance of killing Teddy, and the egg lay between Rikki-tikki’s paws. “Give me the egg, Rikki-tikki. Give me the last of my eggs, and I will go away and never come back,” she said, lowering her hood.” (para 93) This displays Nagaina’s loyalty towards her egg and how she would leave the garden forever and never come back just to save her last egg. Nagaina’s personality is a bit like Rikki Tikki even though she was the “bad guy” in the story. She was loyal to her last egg just like Rikki Tikki was loyal to his new family. Because of her loyalty, it brought her closer her egg which was the one she loves. Even if Nagaina was a “bad guy” in the story, she has a good side to her by showing some loyalty towards her loved…show more content…
To begin with, the text says “This is a splendid hunting ground,” he said.” (para. 18) This displays how Rudyard Kipling made Rikki Tikki talk in the story using personification. In real life, animals can’t talk to themselves or even to other animals by speaking english. Rikki Tikki is thinking here that the garden was a good hunting ground because he might see some snakes there. Maybe if there are any snakes that are probably going to hurt his new family, he can hunt the snakes and save the family and be loyal to them at the same time, bringing him closer to them. Furthermore, the text says, “Well,” said Rikki-tikki, and his tail began to fluff up again, “marks or no marks, do you think it is right for you to eat fledglings out of a nest?” (para. 25) This illustrates personification because in real life animals cannot really speak to each other and argue. Kipling has added personification to help the reader connect to the story better. Rikki Tikki is arguing with Nag about how he shouldn’t eat fledglings out of a nest and he is doing this because he wants to stand up for Darzee which is bringing him closer to him and also allowing them to become better friends. Rudyard Kipling shows how loyalty can bring you closer to the ones you love by using personification in his story “Rikki Tikki
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