Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Homework Help

We’ve answered 315,837 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask Your Question
Filter Questions
  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Chuchundra, the sniveling, fearful muskrat who creeps around walls because he is too terrified to go into the center of a room, meets Rikki in the middle of the night. He insults Rikki by begging...

    Asked by marquesmack40 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    In general, Rikki-tikki is a threat because he is in the same habitat as Nag and Nagaina. A mongoose is a predatory animal, so Rikki-tikki is capable of efficiently killing another animal....

    Asked by atbibi on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    At first Nag introduces himself to Rikki-Tikki in a way designed to strike fear into the mongoose's heart and to make Rikki feel like a young thing. But Rikki's mongoose nature won't allow him to...

    Asked by maripanama23 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    A cantonment is a military base in India. The Kipling Society notes that the Segowlee Cantonment is a fictitious location; however, a cantonment is a real place where soldiers live and train. A...

    Asked by user4248341 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Both Rikki and Nag are afraid during their first confrontation, and rightly so. Each represents a formidable threat to the life of the other. Nag hides his fear behind threats and bravado. He brags...

    Asked by shortis on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Darzee and Nagaina are similar in the fact that they both recognize a threat to their family, and they are prepared to kill innocents to keep their family safe. Nagaina is afraid of Rikk-tikki....

    Asked by crrvansickle on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Darzee's wife, a tailorbird, is integral to the plot of "Rikki-Tikki Tavi." Her actions are important in the inciting incident, rising action, and climax. First, the conflict of the story starts...

    Asked by mcortina03 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki-tikki killed Karait because Karait threatened to harm Teddy. The fight between Karait and Rikki-tikki is very brief, and the build-up to it is even more brief. The text says Rikki-tikki was...

    Asked by user1560197 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    The basic characteristics that Rikki-tikki has that allow him to defeat snakes are the basic characteristics of a mongoose. A mongoose is a natural predator to snakes of all kinds; therefore,...

    Asked by vpdoty on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    The scene in "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" where the family is eating breakfast on the veranda is full of suspense. First, Kipling foreshadows the life-and-death stakes of the scene twice before the scene...

    Asked by user5282672 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    That part of the story is suspenseful for sure; however, it is oddly suspenseful. It's odd that part is suspenseful because readers get no details of the underground fight that ensues. Essentially,...

    Asked by sheyladeoleo on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    There is a significant amount of alliteration—repeated initial consonant sounds—in Rudyard Kipling's story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," which helps make the story fun to read. First, let's think about...

    Asked by leachk2003 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    I believe the friend the question is referring to is Darzee's wife. Darzee's wife helps lure Nagaina away from her snake eggs so Rikki-tikki can sneak up to them and destroy most of the eggs....

    Asked by apradise22 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    Rikki-tikki is brought to the people's home by a flood. He washes up on their property and discovered by Teddy. At first, Teddy thinks Rikki-tikki is dead. Teddy shouts that he would like to have a...

    Asked by user4437408 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    In the story “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” the mongoose after whom the story is named shows persistence in at least two places. In both cases, he shows it as he protects “his” family from the cobras...

    Asked by mcculloughtx on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    The family has always liked Rikki-tikki. When the family first meets Rikki-tikki, he is half-drowned. Teddy even thinks Rikki-tikki is dead; however, the mother and father decide to nurse...

    Asked by mylifeasjaniya on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    I think the best example of how the people feel about animals can be found in the story's opening paragraphs. Rikki-tikki has just been washed on their property by a flood. He is so weakened and...

    Asked by iam22 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    The sensible thing Darzee's wife does is help Rikki-tikki destroy Nagaina's eggs. Darzee isn't entirely sure about the idea of destroying all of Nagaina's eggs. He has some sympathy for the eggs...

    Asked by user5543063 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    In “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” Nag and Nagaina are a married pair of cobras living in the garden of an English family in India. They want to get rid of the English family because they believe that, if...

    Asked by donandliz on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    The motto stated in the question comes from Rudyard Kipling's short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." The motto perfectly embodies the central character, Rikki-Tikki. "Run and find out" refers to the...

    Asked by user6384130 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

    Asked by panthers2015 on via web

    0 answers

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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,...

    Asked by user6188017 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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...

    Asked by kaverypearson on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    The answer to this really depends on your own personal opinion. You can argue Rikki Tikki is hypocritical in the story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," but you can also argue he only attacks the snakes and...

    Asked by jayleenromero on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    A family might want a mongoose as a pet for the same reasons 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 have a...

    Asked by savageashia21 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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,...

    Asked by mipia25 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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...

    Asked by ashlyndeloach04 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by angiefenner73 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by user480516 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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...

    Asked by tjaskirat on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by valeriaflores2022 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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...

    Asked by user5353418 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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...

    Asked by user5648680 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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...

    Asked by user967196 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by user1297587 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by omarcorbin14 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by aacook on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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....

    Asked by enotes on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by opokuchelsea on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by aleeawortman14 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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...

    Asked by user7215215 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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....

    Asked by alanir053 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by kayvibe33 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    "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...

    Asked by fatmasawan on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by douglaskan on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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...

    Asked by marielaambriz on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
    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...

    Asked by user2764891 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by user891037 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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,...

    Asked by user9261000 on via web

    1 educator answer.

  • 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...

    Asked by trickimfamous13 on via web

    1 educator answer.

Showing 1–50 of 176