The Jungle Book Questions and Answers
by Rudyard Kipling

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How do the storytelling techniques in "Mowgli's Brothers," "Kaa's Hunting," and "Tiger! Tiger!" serve to bolster the moral message they seek to convey?

The moral messages in Kipling’s stories about Mowgli are conveyed mainly through the Law of the Jungle. This is articulated by trustworthy characters and reinforced in asides by the author, who also shows the evil characters, such as Shere Khan, breaking the law.

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The moral messages of the stories in The Jungle Book , and in particular the first three stories, which feature Mowgli, are conveyed principally through the Law of the Jungle and the consequences of breaking it. The concept is introduced early, when Father Wolf remarks that Shere Khan has no right to change his hunting ground without warning. A few paragraphs later, the author interjects that the Law of the Jungle, “which never orders...

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