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    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi does a number of good things in the story. As the main protagonist, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi proves himself to be an altruistic hero. For example, after he is rescued by the family,...

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    The story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" contains the word "veranda" a total of eight times. The usage of the word is not special or unique in the story, though. Kipling uses the word according to a standard...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    A family might want a mongoose as a pet for the same reasons that a family might want a dog or a cat for a pet. A mongoose is soft and cute looking (in my opinion). A more objective reason to...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, or just Rikki-tikki as he is called throughout the story, is a mongoose in the eponymous story that is collected in Kipling's The Jungle Book. A mongoose is similar to a weasel,...

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    Rikki-tikki is a mongoose, an animal similar to a weasel with a reputation for being a particularly effective enemy of snakes. Rikki-tikki is washed out of his home by a flood, and arrives...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    By "fictional characteristics and qualities," I believe you are looking for animal characteristics that are not real that Kipling has given the snakes. The first fictional characteristic Kipling...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki-tikki-tavi likes humans. He finds them a little funny sometimes, but he enjoys the fact that they give him food and he wants to be a good house mongoose and protect the people from the...

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    When Kipling describes Rikki's actions, he uses action verbs, adjectives, and phrases to give the reader the sense that Rikki is almost always in motion. Usually when Rikki goes somewhere, Kipling...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the mongoose in Rudyard Kipling's story, originally lived in a burrow with his father and mother. One day a summer storm washes him away from his home. The rushing water carries...

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    Nagaina wanted to get rid of Rikki-tikki because he was a threat to her family. Nag and Nagaina were the cobras that lived in Rikki-tikki’s family garden. Nagaina tried to attack Rikki-tikki at...

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    Rikki-tikki-tavi is successful against the cobras because he is curious, brave, and persistent. Although all mongooses are supposed to protect people against snakes according to Rikki-tikki, he is...

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    Rikki-tikki fights the two cobras, Nag and Nagaina, because they threaten the people. The story opens by telling us that we are going to hear about a war. This is the story of the great war that...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Great question! This was probably done to heighten the tension and drama of the scene. As readers, we were treated to all of the details of Rikki-tikki's fight with Nag; these revealed more about...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki-tikki felt better because he was fed and dry, so he felt less vulnerable. The incident you are describing is from the beginning, when Rikki-tikki was washed away from home. This would have...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Chuchundra, the muskrat, is described as a "brokenhearted little beast." All night long he tries to get up the courage to be able to run into the middle of the room, but he is too cowardly to do...

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    There are two cobras that Rikki-tikki faces off against. Nag is the male cobra and Nagaina is the female cobra. The first snake that Rikki-tikki sees is Nag, and he is a rather imposing figure....

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki and the cobras are mortal enemies. Although Nag and Nagaina are the first live cobras Rikki has ever met, his mother taught him that his purpose in life as an adult mongoose would be "to...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Karait was about to bite Teddy. As a house mongoose, it is Rikki-tikki's job to protect the household and garden from snakes. While he focuses most of his time on the bigger snakes, such as the...

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    The short story by Rudyard Kipling is set in "Segowlee cantonment." A cantonment is a military station where soldiers live and train. In this case, Kipling created a fictitious version of the types...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a young mongoose, is the hero of the story. From the first part of the story, we learn that he is a fearless fighter, that he is curious, and that he is friendly towards people....

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    The cobras, Nag and Nagaina, plot together to kill the people living in the bungalow. At first Nag wonders whether it will be necessary to kill the people. It is obvious to him that Rikki is a...

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    "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," a children's story published by Rudyard Kipling in his second volume of The Jungle Book, is a fantasy story that features talking animals. It takes place in a garden and...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki will probably remain in the bungalow and keep snakes from going into the garden. Rikki-tikki is glad when he washes up in the garden of the British family. They have a house and a garden full...

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    Darzee the tailorbird plays two important roles in "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." First, he acts as a foil to Rikki, and second, he performs a role similar to the chorus in Greek drama, interpreting the story...

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    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the mongoose and main character in the story, fights three snakes and destroys 25 snake eggs that are about to hatch. The two cobras, Nag and Nagaina, are the most challenging...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Nagaina, the female cobra, has indicated her desire to kill all the humans, which will cause Rikk-Tikk-Tavi, the mongoose, to leave, ensuring that she will be queen of the garden. While Rikki is...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Many adjectives could be used to describe Rikki. First, he is curious, a trait that comes naturally to all mongooses. He explores the bungalow thoroughly on his first day there, and even at night,...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki’s great war was the war against the cobras. Rikki-tikki’s war was against the pair of cobras, Nag and Nagaina. As a mongoose, it was his job to get rid of the snakes in the yard, as...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    The motto of the entire mongoose family is "Run and find out." Although Rikki is just a young mongoose, he naturally follows his curiosity and then uses his skill in killing snakes to keep the...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki looks like a cat, has a head like a weasel, and has red eyes. Rikki, the main character, is described physically in the story. He is a mongoose. Many readers may not know what a mongoose...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi arrives at the bungalow in Segowlee cantonment after a heavy rain has washed him away from his home. Although the little boy, Teddy, thinks he is dead, he revives quickly and gets...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki showed courage in this story by facing down two cobras (and little Karait) in order to protect his family. All of the words that you have provided are synonyms. This means that they are...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Animals are described as people throughout the story. The use of animals as characters fully acting like humans is known as anthropomorphism. It is basically a sophisticated form of...

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    Rikki wants to find and destroy Nagaina's eggs because they are due to hatch within a day, and that would help fulfill Nagaina's plan to be queen of the garden. Darzee tells Rikki where to find the...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    The motto of the mongoose family is "Run and find out." Rikki demonstrates his faithfulness to that family creed during his first days in the bungalow. First he checks out the cotton wool to see if...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki and Nag are both brave and stubborn. Rikki and Nag are both animals behaving instinctively. Rikki-tikki-tavi is a mongoose, and a mongoose kills snakes. Snakes kill birds and try to defend...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    All three of these characters are determined to protect their territory and the ones they love. Although they are enemies, Nag, Nagaina, and Rikki do have a lot in common. They are all persistent,...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Darzee and his wife are tailorbirds. In the story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," Rudyard Kipling uses these two characters as a foil and a sidekick for Rikki, the mongoose. Darzee is a foil. A foil is a...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rudyard Kipling's ability to create animals with human characteristics is an essential part of the appeal of "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." Rikki displays admirable character qualities, but several of the...

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    When Rikki- tikki first meets Nag and Nagaina, he bites Nagaina, but releases her tail too early. She survives, although she is injured and very angry. Nagaina then plots to kill the human family....

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Nag is the male cobra in this story. When readers first meet him, they find out that he has brought great grief to the tailorbird family by eating a baby bird that fell out of their nest. This...

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    Rikki is scornful of Chuchundra because he is a coward and wasting Rikki’s time. Riki-tikki-tavi is very brave. Bravery is a trait of mongooses, apparently. Even when he faces extreme danger,...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Nag, and his wife Nagaina, are snakes. Specifically they are cobra snakes. Big, black cobras to be really specific. While wandering around the garden one day, Rikki-tikki comes upon Darzee and...

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    Rikki tells Nagaina that he is not going to spare her egg and he will kill her. The mongoose is the natural enemy of the snake. As soon as Rikki shows up, the cobras Nag and Nagaina immediately...

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  • Rudyard Kipling
    Nag is a very large cobra, and Rikki is a very young mongoose. Nag was "five feet long from tongue to tail," but Rikki was such a young mongoose that he had never even "met a live cobra before."...

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  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki got his name from the sound he makes, an example of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is a sound device where a word is used that makes a sound. The words are usually spelled to represent the...

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    I think one key human-like trait of Rikki is the fact that he is insatiably curious. He's so curious that he isn't necessarily afraid of things that he should be wary of. Kipling tells his...

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    Rikki shows he is brave when he goads Nagaina into fighting him after he kills Nag. Rikki-tikki-tavi is brave because mongooses are too curious to be scared. Speaking about Rikki, the narrator...

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    The reason that Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is living with humans in a bungalow instead of with the rest of his mongoose family is narrated in paragraph three of Kipling's enjoyable story. A summer monsoon...

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    At the beginning of the story, Rikki finds himself washed away from his home to the bungalow where Teddy and his parents live. During this scene, which is set near and inside the bungalow, the mood...

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