Mowgli, the main character in The Jungle Book, faces many dangerous problems through Rudyard Kipling’s legendary tale. From facing down Shere Khan’s threats, to escaping the Bander-Log tribe of monkeys, to being ostracized from a human village, Mowgli’s conflicts mainly seem to sprout from the main problem that he does not know where he fits in the world. He is clearly not an animal, but he does not feel like a human either. As he searches for who he really is and where he truly belongs, Mowgli learns lessons about what it means to be a kind, intelligent human and a caring friend. As he vacillates between the jungle and human society, Mowgli finally sees the solution to his inner turmoil: a young woman walking down a path in the jungle. By the end of the story, Mowgli understands that he will only be able to start a family in the human world. As he grows into a man, Mowgli accepts that his true home is with the humans, and he leaves his jungle past behind.