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The Jungle Book

Shere Khan the tiger comes to the wolf cave seeking Mowgli because he says the child belongs to him and that he has the right to kill him. Mother Wolf, who with her husband has rescued the very...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2021, 12:39 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book consists of a series of linked stories about the life of Mowgli, a young Indian boy who over the course of the stories gradually comes of age. The major issues he faces are ones of...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2017, 4:11 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

It may seem strange to have rules in the jungle. After all, the expression "the law of the jungle" has come to be synonymous with people being able to do what they want, whenever they want. But, as...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2019, 11:44 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Most people find it somewhat surprising that The Jungle Book is seven short stories. Most of them are unrelated to each other, and some of them are not even in the jungle. Most people assume that...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2019, 11:23 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

I believe you're asking about what is involved in Mowgli's education in the jungle. Baloo the Bear, or "Teacher of the Law," requires Mowgli to learn all of the Laws of the Jungle. Mowgli, being a...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2018, 9:38 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Tabaqui is the golden jackal from the jungle who is Shere Khan's only companion. His role is to serve as Shere Khan's spy as well as his go-between with other jungle creatures. His other role, in...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2019, 3:19 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The red flower is fire, the ultimate weapon of men and the thing the jungle animals fear so much they will not even name it. Bagheera tells Mowgli that he must get some and take it to the Council...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020, 11:09 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

In Rudyard Kipling’s famous story The Jungle Book, he depicts a young boy, Mowgli, living all alone in the middle of a jungle, working alongside the animals. In the story, Mowgli lives in a...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2019, 11:32 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

One type of figurative language that Rudyard Kipling uses throughout The Jungle Book is anthropomorphization. This means endowing animals with human characteristics. At one point or another...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2020, 6:08 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling was born in India and spent six years of his adulthood there in addition to having spent the first six years of life in the Indian subcontinent. His travels throughout that vast...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2015, 5:47 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The wolves in The Jungle Book are highly anthropomorphized. Before they see the man cub, they are discussing the folly of hunting man, which is forbidden by the Law of the Jungle except when...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2019, 4:53 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Shere Khan, the tiger, has decided to change his hunting grounds because he has made the people of the village by the Waingunga River, twenty miles away, very angry by killing their cattle. Because...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2019, 1:15 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The question of Mowgli's identity and place in the world serve as one of the major problems in The Jungle Book. Mowgli is a human child who was adopted by wolves when he was little more than an...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2021, 11:22 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The jackal, Tabaqui, is a character who causes a great deal of mischief in The Jungle Book. The wolves, Baloo, and Bagheera hate Tabaqui, and their reasons are given when he first appears in the...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2016, 9:51 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

As Mother Wolf acutely observes, when the man-cub—whom they later name Mowgli—first comes to them, he is naked, alone, and very hungry. But one thing he isn't is frightened. In fact, Mowgli is so...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021, 8:06 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book fits several genres. Firstly, it fits into the adventure tradition. Adventure stories feature characters who embark on dangerous quests and face physical threats. Adventure stories...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2021, 11:44 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Tabaqui the jackal enters the wolves' cave in order to find food. Tabaqui is a notorious scavenger, forever eating rags and bits of leather from the village garbage heaps. This is one of the things...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2020, 11:25 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Figurative language is any phrase or sentence that is not meant to be taken literally. Similes and metaphors are subcategories of figurative language. Like most works of fiction, The Jungle Book is...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2017, 6:09 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

In the Disney film adaptation of The Jungle Book, King Louie is the leader of the orangutans who tries to convince Mowgli to teach him how to make fire. Louie is lighthearted, fun-loving and happy,...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2016, 12:34 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

When news reaches Shere Khan that there's a man cub in the wolf pack's cave, he immediately determines to have it for himself. So the fearsome tiger shows up at the wolves' lair demanding that they...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2019, 10:14 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The second council meeting about the fate of Mowgli, the man cub, is a tense event. Shere Kahn arrives to insist that the man cub should be given to him. Mowgli was first taken in by the wolves to...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019, 12:59 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

While nearly a century separates these two great works of English literature, both use humor extensively, and both offer up a gentle satire of English culture and manners. One of the main devices...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2020, 9:47 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

One theme is the importance of the preservation of the species. In The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, the wolves do not harm the child because they know that harming a human can bring other humans...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2014, 3:46 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a collection of stories that are all entirely fictional. We can be absolutely certain of this given that most of the stories concern anthropomorphic animals...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2019, 6:36 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Nag and Nagaina are two cobras featured in Rudyard Kipling's short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," which was part of the author's work called The Jungle Book. In this story, the title character is a...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2018, 3:58 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The biggest problem for Mowgli is that he doesn't quite know who or what he is. Since he was first taken in by the wolf pack, he's become noticeably less human and more animal. At the same time,...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2019, 4:57 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Throughout the seven short stories that make up Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, there are an abundance of moral lessons to be found for young readers. These lessons are portrayed in stories that...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2020, 3:22 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

"Mowgli's Brothers" begins with Father Wolf and Mother Wolf waking up in the early evening. Father Wolf is about to begin hunting when Tabaqui the jackal arrives. Tabaqui brings bad news. He says...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2021, 1:25 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

We can learn a lot from wolves. Pohnpei did a good job explaining the benefits of wolf responsibility and how humans can learn a lot from their wolf society in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book as...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2015, 1:44 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Father Wolf takes it upon himself to teach Mowgli "the meaning of things in the jungle." Kipling does not state explicitly why he does this, but it is clear that, to Mowgli, the goings-on in the...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2018, 9:18 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling tells the coming-of-age story of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in a forest in India. In the chapter “Tiger, Tiger!” Mowgli encounters the world of men, balancing...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2019, 7:03 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Without a doubt, Shere Khan is a villainous character. He is motivated by his desire for ultimate power over the jungle, and he desires to kill Mowgli at any cost because of his intense hatred for...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2021, 11:34 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

As the reader moves through the various stories about Mowgli, we see that there are a lot of laws in the Law of the Jungle. More than likely, readers don't ever get to know all of the laws, since...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2021, 3:33 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

In The Jungle Book, the "Law of the Jungle" is a set of rules by which the civilized animals conduct their lives and business. Since the animals are more intelligent than in real life, they are...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2013, 5:32 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. Three of them have to do with a boy who is protected from a tiger by a mother wolf. She names him Mowgli, and it is his stories...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2018, 5:33 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

According to Mother Wolf, Shere Khan has a bad paw because he was born that way. He is sometimes called Lungri or "the Lame One." The bad paw causes problems in the jungle. Because of it, Shere...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2021, 11:48 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

There is a moment in The Jungle Book in which Mowgli reaches up and under Bagheera's chin. There Mowgli discovers that Bagheera has a bald spot. The panther explains that nobody in the jungle knows...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2021, 6:05 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2015, 10:38 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Creating a timeline to map events of a plot in a story, such as in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, is no different from creating any historical timeline. We simply draw either a vertical or...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2015, 8:22 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book, though a collection of short stories, carries similar messages throughout its various adventures. Some stories are about Mowgli, a man's cub that is adopted by a wolf pack, while...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2021, 2:08 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

At first, the Bandar-Log, or Monkey-People, are pleased just to associate with Mowgli. They speak to him out of curiosity and because it annoys Baloo, who has not mentioned the Bandar-Log to Mowgli...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2020, 12:24 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling's novel The Jungle Book presents an argument against most of Charles Darwin's theories (and the book itself was published less than forty years after Darwin's The Origin of the...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2019, 10:23 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Mowgli has been abducted by the Bandar-log, or Monkey People. This was perhaps an inevitable consequence of his visiting these widely loathed creatures, shunned and avoided by all the other animals...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2020, 11:57 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Poetry—or more properly, song—is used in The Jungle Book primarily to let the jungle animals speak for themselves. The prose stories are all narrated from a third-person point of view, but the...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2016, 3:59 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

To put it simply, Shere Khan is angry that the wolves have adopted Mowgli, as he hates humans and feels that Mowgli is his to kill. This rage all stems from an inferiority complex. Shere Khan was...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2021, 11:23 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The novel The Jungle Book and all of its subsequent sequels explores the life of Mowgli, a human boy who has been left in the woods to fend for himself from infancy. He is taken in by various...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019, 9:04 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The Laws of the Jungle are found throughout the text of The Jungle Book. Readers learn them alongside Mowgli or through discussions between the wolves. Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2021, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The incident with Mowgli and the fire occurs near the end of "Mowgli's Brothers," which is the first chapter of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. The vicious tiger Shere Khan is determined to...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2021, 12:36 am (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

The resolution of a work of literature is the conclusion of a story. Usually, though not always, it is that moment at the end of a work, after the excitement is over, in which the reader is left...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2021, 12:16 pm (UTC)

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The Jungle Book

Father Wolf wakes up at seven o'clock of a very warm evening. In the searing heat of the jungle, this is the only time of day when it's possible to hunt. Any earlier and it'll be too hot; any...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2019, 5:14 am (UTC)

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