The story, “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” by Rudyard Kipling, is about a story focusing on the love of family and friends, a brave and courageous mongoose, and a enemy, a sneaky woman cobra that fights to the death with Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. Rikki and the female cobra known as Nagaina both have a similarity of strong, smart character traits who dedicate their lives to protecting their families.
A poem is the introduction to Rikki- Tikki-Tavi. The battle between a mongoose Rikki-tikki-tavi and Nag the king cobra. The fight between the mongoose and snake is what the story is about. In the first paragraph the setting and the main characters are introduced Rikki-tikki-tavi, who is the hero of the short story who has the help of Darzee the bird fights a battle in the garden of a bungalow in India. Rikki?s curious and has a lot of energy. Rikki-tikki-tavi washed by a flood from his parents home into the garden of a bungalow lies unconscious in the garden. Teddy the boy who lives in the bungalow shows up with his parents. They take him into the house and brings him back to life. Rikki-tikki-tavi regains his energy and endears himself to the family with his energetic, curious, and
The substantial evolving of his style occurred throughout his career due to his different experiences and life situations. The miserable suffering Kipling experiences from his foster family and military school becomes his greatest attribute to his career’s success; he consoles himself by reading which first introduces him to literature. Ira Mark Milne explains in his Short Stories for Students that this bullying allowed him to “[...] form the values preached in ‘Rikki-Tikki-Tavi’: courage, loyalty, and an ethic of hard work” (Milne 257). Kipling attends school while living as a member of a foster family because his birth family lives in India and want him to receive the education he deserves. He eventually acquires the opportunity to return to his family and he begins to pursue his dream and nurture his passion for writing. He begins to develop as a writer from his first occupation as a journalist. His work instantly becomes widespread for the comedic effect he incorporates into his work. Kipling also gains many supporters through the patriotism that never fails to shine through his work. His writing career occurs during the period of British Imperialism and he undoubtedly manipulates that to his advantage. During the beginning of this story, Kipling exaggerates Rikki-Tikki’s apparent privilege of being accepted by a white family to the reader as he writes in
Carelessly sending a text while driving, Tim Thomas causes a multi-car crash resulting in the death of 6 strangers and his fiance. Not being able to cope with the deaths he caused, he sets a goal to save the lives of 7 good people, donating his vital organs along the way. Tim begins with donating a lung lobe to his brother. He then poses as an agent of the IRS with a stolen identification. He uses this as an advantage to check the backgrounds of any candidates for his donations and interviews them to see if they are “good people”. This results in Tim saving various lives, and though he commits suicide, his heart is donated to a great cause.
Imagine having to give up on your dreams for the ones you love. Many kids have to give up stuff like their dream job and education, maybe a sport they love because mom and dad can’t afford it or they may not have parents. Darry should be named a hero in the book.
One of the major themes of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is to have courage in whatever you do. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi had to have courage throughout this whole story. I will explain three different times in this story when Rikki-Tikki-Tavi had to have courage down below.
First of all Rikki Tikki Tavi is a brave mongoose. For example when nag says “Now,when Karait was killed,the big man had a stick. He may have that stick still,but when he comes into the bath in the morning,he will have a stick. Wait here till he comes. Nagaina do you hear me? I shall wait here in the cod till daytime”(Kipling 17). This proves that Rikki Tikki Tavi is brave enough
Rikki-tikki-tavi is a great character for the story Rikki-tikki-tavi. This story was written by Rudyard Kipling. Rikki-tikki ends up in an English family’s house and is about to face many snakes in the garden. This is courageous, very quick, and curious.
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a book written by Kipling. It became a film later on, but there are many differences in the movie. There are many differences, but just as much similarities.
To begin with, theme is what the author is trying to convey in their writing. It is what they want you to take away from a story. In a way it is like a lesson that you are learning. In the story “Rikki- Tikki- Tavi”, there clearly is a theme. There seems to be some sort of question as to what the message of this story is. I can’t apprehend why there is a question. I mean how could I when Mr. Kipling states it so clearly? I am one hundred percent sure that the theme of this story is Good Triumphs over Evil. I know that this is the theme because it continuously gives examples of how good wins over evil. I can also see how some people may think that the theme of this story is Face your Fears. If you believe that is the theme you are crazier than a sac full of cats. I will prove my knowledge of the theme to you throughout this essay.
The first reason that Rikki Tikki is not brave but stupid, is that after an angry nagaina took her egg back he followed nagaina when “she plunged into the rat hole” (p.27) he followed suit. Many would call that brave but he was almost guaranteed to die it was a stupid and pointless decision to go down there. There were other safer ways like waiting at the top of the hole so she either dies of starvation or tries to come out and get killed. He was too ignorant to just wait and without thought just dove headfirst into the hole. He was so guaranteed to die that without hesitation, Darzee the bird, began to sing a song of mourning that insured that “It is all over with Rikki Tikki” (p.27). Clearly going down the hole was a dumb decision and he was lucky to come out alive.
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
Nag is one of the antagonists in the story ¨Rikki-tikki-tavi¨ by Rudyard Kipling. Nag is the Cobra in the story that tried to kill the british family that lives in a bungalow in India, along with the mongoose named Rikki-tikki-tavi.The story proves how cold hearted, cruel, and sly he is.
The story "Rikki-tikki-tavi" is a great example of an animal showing human characteristics. The story shows that you do not have to be human to be a hero or have human qualities. Rikki, a mongoose, is a perfect example of having human characteristics without being human. Rikki shows courage, loyalty, and cleverness throughout the story which are very heroic and human-like. These are all shown through Rikki 's plan to protect Teddy and his family and their garden from the cobras. Rikki becomes a hero through the use of his human-like characteristics despite the fact of being a
Is someone a hero they let other men die for them? Is someone a hero if they are only trying to save themselves? This does not make up a hero. In the Adventures of Ulysses starts with a crew full of men but as the story goes on more and more men die, at the end leaving Ulysses as the only survivor. If Ulysses were a real hero he would not let other people die for him. He killed many when he battled in Troy that just means that he is a good fighter, not that he is a hero. Ulysses is a good captain and warier but that does not make him a hero.