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In "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", what type of animal is Darzee?

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miedos | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 24, 2009 at 11:21 AM via web

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In "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", what type of animal is Darzee?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted May 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM (Answer #1)

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In the children's story "Rikki-tikki-tavi" Darzee is a Tailor-bird and the helpful friend of Rikki who is the protagonist of the story.  They must fight and defeat the King cobra Nag.  A Tailorbird is from the warbler family. It is a small bird with a beautiful song.

In the garden of the bungalow Darzee is as much a hindrance in the struggle to defeat Nag and his wife as he is a help.  He doesn't think things through and is very "flighty."  His constant habit of leaving things half finished nearly ruin everything in the struggle of good and evil. 

"Darzee also plays the role of a bard. He composes songs about Rikki-tikki-tavi’s showdowns against Nag and Nagaina, which are used to highlight Rikki’s heroic aspects."

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sampathsam | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:49 AM (Answer #2)

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a tailor bird

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clodinmiranda | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted June 2, 2012 at 7:21 AM (Answer #3)

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It is a tailor bird

 

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subhaditya18 | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM (Answer #4)

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Darzee is a tailor bird.In Hindi,Darzee means tailor.

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