Rikki-tikki-tavi Would you do anything to protect the ones you love? That’s what Rikki-tikki did, he protected his family along with all the animals in the garden. Rikki-tikki saved them snakes even though snakes are a mongooses worst enemy. He killed all three snakes and risked his life just to save his family and the animals in the garden. The theme of the fictional story Rikki-tikki-tavi by Rudyard Kipling is don’t be afraid to protect the ones you love.
In the short story “Rikki-tikki-tavi” by Rudyard Kipling, a brave, cunning mongoose fights a wicked and intelligent cobra mother. These two portray the theme of protecting your family at all cost. First of all, Rikki-tikki-tavi portrays many human qualities such as bravery and intelligence. For example,” ‘Well,’ said Rikki, ‘marks or no marks, do you think it is right for you to eat fledglings out of a nest?” (Kipling 8). Rikki is well knowingly standing up to a king cobra while never having experienced fighting snakes.
He blamed himself for Alex drowning, in an effort to save him. These feelings are quite normal, and occur frequently when a person feels they have done wrong by surviving a traumatic event, when others did not. Wildwood Falls has a history of killing young swimmers, who come to the pool during the summer to cool off. She lures them into her cool, refreshing waters, while lulling them into believing nothing bad is going to happen. In the same way that the Sirens in The Odyssey beckoned sailors to crash upon the rocks, Wildwood calls young men into her watery tomb.
For example when LaBeouf began to spank Mattie, she was dealing with feeling scared and hurt in an especially unfamiliar area without her family to guard her. Luckily Rooster was there in defense of Mattie and ordered LaBoeuf to stop. Not only is Rooster her “guardian” in this moment, but he is considered Mattie’s older,wise guide in this journey. “ It will be the biggest mistake you ever made, you Texas brush-popper” is what Rooster says in defense of Mattie against LaBoeuf. Rooster Cogburn helps Mattie find Tom Chaney and saves her when she gets hurt and bitten by a snake later in the
The story, What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish? by Etgar Keret, portrays the theme of making the right choice means forfeiting someone’s contentment for the benefits of others. The author emphasizes how Sergei unselfishly restored the health of his sister, Sveta’s son, and a stranger named Yoni instead of using the wishes for himself or for personal desires. For example, in the story, What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?, it states, “That first wish, Sergei used up when they discovered a cancer in his sister. A lung cancer, the kind you don’t get better from.
Desperate to end the punishment, Cepheus tied Andromeda up to a rock as a sacrifice to the sea monster. But as Perseus was passing by on his journey home from slaying Medusa, he saw the young maiden crying for help and instantly fell for her. Perseus bravely went towards the creature and using Medusa's head as a weapon, turned the creature into stone. He then saved Andromeda from her confinement and took her to his home to become his wife. (Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature) Perseus' action represents an act of heroism.
J.D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” provokes the reader with many questions as to why Seymour chose to end his life so dramatically. The short story incorporates a variety of symbols such as the character’s name, Seymour Glass, to develop a deeper interpretation of the story. “Seymour, as noted, “sees more” than the average person, and like glass, is easily broken” (“A Perfect Day for Bananafish”). Salinger was not heedless to the reasoning behind this name chosen for one of the most illustrious characters in his short story collection.
He saw what I was doing and ran outside and darted for me. My dad came over to the pool and took everything out of his shirt pocket and pants then jumped into the pool. My dad is a very good swimmer so he jumped in and got me out right away. Then everything went black, when I woke up I was on the floor in my house with a blanket around me and I took a hour nap on the floor. The next week my dad and I went to my dad's best friends house steves house.
After cutting off all the hydra’s mortal heads one by one, Heracles removed the immortal head of the hydra, buried it under a heavy rock. Eurystheus denies this labor, as Iolaus had assisted Heracles in the battle. During his fight with the Hydra, Heracles’ strength gave him the power to sever the heads of the Hydra and he also used it to completely crush the Crab. This fight not only reflects his physical strength but also shows off his intuition, and emphasizes his cleverness more than his strength, although they were both necessary for this battle. It also demonstrates self-sufficiency, bravery, and presence of mind in dangerous situations as he was able to strategize
This Bible quote shows how the kids that lived at Castle Rock threw boulders and buried themselves in a bad situation because of their fear of the beast, the devil. But as the devil reins terror into the hearts of the kids, they are also afraid of the wrath of God, the island, after he sends the parachutist down onto the island to send the boys a message that they are not acting like proper beings. The symbolism in that is the parachutist represents Jesus, who was sent down to teach humans the lessons of God. Then when the people turned on Jesus and hung him on a cross where he would die, he had risen into heaven after his death promising to return again, just like when the parachutist flew up during the windstorm after the boys killed Piggy. In the Bible, Jesus promises to return to Earth for a final judgment.
In order to attain water they had to catch the falling rain when the world decided to show some sympathy towards the stranded survivors. Over time in the hot yellow sun they had to fight off sharks with oars and their hands, they lost almost half their body weight due to malnutrition, their bodies became dry and swollen, they had to patch bulletholes in their rafts after a japanese bomber shot at their rafts, and McNamara ended up dieing on day 33 of starvation and dehydration. That 's only scratching the surface of what happened to them on their 47 days at sea though. On their 47th day they came to a boat near a pacific island that was Japanese territory and 2,000 miles away from where they crashed. They were taken into captivity as POWs by Japan.
“Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Rudyard Kipling. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a young mongoose who is taken in by a english family in India. Rikki shows as if he was fighting a war, and that no matter what happens he will keep everybody safe, at whatever cost. Rikki has a whole lot of courage, strength, and selflessness. First, Rikki shows a whole lot of courage when “she plunged into the rat hole where she and Nag used to live, his little white teeth were clenched on her tail and he went down with her” (and every mongoose knows not to follow a snake into their hole, otherwise there’s a huge chance that you won’t be alive for much longer) he knew that a mongoose should never go down into a snake’s hole.
Rikki ´s determination has helped his family out of harm and safe in their home. Bravery is what helped Rikki the most “Rikki-Tikki had sprung, jumped on the snake’s back, dropped his head far between his forelegs, bitten as high up the back as he could get hold, and rolled away.”( Kipling, 127) This brought out his inner courage to go out and fight a 5 foot cobra and think he’s going to come back
“Rikki-tikki tavi” by Rudyard kipling Rikki- tikki tavi had a right to be proud of himself because he was going to defeat karit, nag, and nagaina the one who saved his family was a very brave and sneaky. Rikki-tikki tavi has the right to be proud, and brave of himself because he almost died in the flood on the summer day. The fight started by the cobras because they wanted the room so they tried to kill the family. The cobras were also trying to eat the eggs/ babies and Rikki-tikki was trying to stop the cobras from eating the baby eggs. On page 19 the author has Rikki-tikki say about nag “ Nag is dead- is dead -is dead- is dead”.
Hannah Ton Mrs. Braun Honors American Literature 1 November 2015 SeaWorld Orca Breeding Should Not Be Continued When Dr. Heather Rally, a veterinarian who specializes with marine mammals, visited SeaWorld, she witnessed an orca with a severely collapsed fin and asked an “educational” guide why its fin was bent. The guide replied that it was a genetic trait just like curly or straight hair. However, Rally knows the truth, scientific evidence suggests that the high rate of dorsal fin collapse in captive orcas is due to conditions of captivity. These include spending an abnormally long time at the surface in direct sunlight and continuously swimming in tight circles. Recently, a law was passed by the Coastal Commission to allow SeaWorld to expand