A Comparison Of The Movie, Vicki Tikki Tavi '

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Bravery, courageous behavior or character is the very definition of a certain mongoose, Rikki-tikki-tavi. The movie by Julie Ross, and the book written by Rudyard Kipling, altho similar have certain differences. In the movie and the book Rikki Tikki Tavi is washed out of his home during a flood. He is found by a family and warmed up. Rikki Tikki Tavi soon learns of the two formidable king cobras in the garden. The movie and the book have similarities between the characters, the setting, and the conflict.
One aspect of similarities between the movie and the book is the characters. From the movie Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is the protagonist, and the antagonists are Nag and Nagaina. Rikki- tikki-tavi is a house mongoose around the family, however his eyes become red, and the book describes “he could fluff up his tail till it looked like a bottlebrush” (Kipling 143). From the Encyclopedia Britannica it describes “the mongoose erects its long stiff hair, and it must be very difficult for a snake to drive its fangs through this and the thick skin” (1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Ichneumon 1). This may explain the book’s description when it say’s that his tail looked like a bottlebrush when
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The setting in the movie, is a house in India, with a garden only partly cultivated. The setting in the book is very similar to the movie. Rikki-tikki-tavi is washed into “the middle of a garden path” (Kipling 143). The garden path is behind a bungalow in Segowlee, India. The garden in the movie is a large expanse of vegetation home to two large king cobras, and their eggs. The garden in the book is very large with “Marshal Niel roses; lime and orange trees; clumps of bamboos; and thickets of high grass.” (Kipling 145). In the story the cobra’s eggs were hidden, "In the melon bed, on the end nearest the wall, where the sun strikes nearly all day.”(Kipling 152). In the movie the eggs are also hidden

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