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  • Bravery In Rikki-Tavi, By Rudyard Kipling

    My character, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, is from a short story called Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling which is about a mongoose, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, who is trying to protect his family from the evil snakes, Nag, and Nagania. Throughout the story he proves himself to be a brave, smart, fast mongoose. `Throughout the story, Rikki shows great bravery. The part that shows his bravery the best is when Rikki goes into the cobra hole with nag. Rikki “Plunged into the rat hole where she and nag used to live, his little white teeth were clenched on her tail and he went down with her. Very few mongooses, however wise or old they may be, care to follow a cobra into its hole.” (27) Along with his bravery, he shows that he is very intelligent. He knows…

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  • Rudyard Kipling's Ricki-Tikki-Tavi

    Rudyard Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" was created/written in 1894 along with the Jungle Book, a collection of children's stories set in India that Kipling wrote while living in India . The story is an ageless classic also an all-time favourite. The tale of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a brave and daring mongoose, and his battle against the evil cobras (Nag and Nagaina) "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" is a story that portrays in the simplest of terms the victory of good over bad. The current trend in children's…

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  • A Literary Analysis Of Rudyard Kipling's 'If'

    “If” by Rudyard Kipling was published in 1910, and without question, Kipling’s most famous and beloved poem. Moreover, “If” is about a father who is communicating and instilling knowledge to his son on what it takes to become a man. Kipling conveys how one should act and what one should avoid on this path towards manhood or a true leader by using precise style, purposeful repetition, and personal personification. Throughout the poem, Kipling skillfully incorporates a unique style that…

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  • American Dream In Kipling's Poetry

    In the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling and the well-known “American Gothic” by Grant Wood, Kipling and Wood work to illustrate the constant struggle to find the middle ground in life existing in marriage, dreams becoming a reality, financial success, and the middle class American Dream. The act of marriage does not always foster a happy relationship at first, but a new sense of happiness can be forged out of the couple’s willingness to achieve happiness. In both art forms, viewers see that…

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  • If By Rudyard Kipling Analysis

    Title By examining moral courage in two different story plots we learn that our principles may be challenged at some point in our lives but the charter within you determines how you overcome those obstacles among you. By examining moral courage in literature we learn that moral courage only exist in a person who is willing to endure hardships for the sake of their principles. In the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling there is a father who is talking to his son, giving him advice and guidance about…

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  • Masculinity In If Rudyard Kipling

    Every year, during the dreary, seemingly never-ending Baccalaureate, there comes a point when some either unlucky or unknowing senior reads a poem. “If” by Rudyard Kipling, emphasizing the steps a man must take to truly become a man, is representative of the stiff, upper lip attitude that many perceive as identical and essential to masculinity. Unfortunately, sometimes, this belief – that in the face of adversity, men must be tougher, must restrain their emotions, and must remain resolute – can…

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  • Significant Events During The Post-Civil War In The 1860s

    strong in America in todays’ society. Some of those can be contributed and distinguished to the success and growth of today as well. Modernization of several items and other useful inventions were on the rise but the only problem that remained was how to get simple textiles/materials to various parts of the country. Horses, boats and wagons were also used to transport items and people to and from various locations. One larger city inside America to the west was Chicago. After the great…

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  • Rikki Character Analysis

    “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” (Thomas Paine) Though this quote refers to men, sometimes bravery can be found in animals as well. The theme of the fictional story Rikki-tikki-tavi by Rudyard Kipling is that courage comes from loyalty to the people you care about. Rikki Tikki is a brave and inquisitive character in the story. Even though he’s a mongoose, Rikki Tikki is courageous and loyal to those he cares about, which is shown…

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  • Rudyard Kipling Literary Themes

    Rudyard Kipling, “a superb literary craftsman” (Horton 682), is one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors. He utilized many literary styles, writing novels such as Kim, Captains Courageous, The Light That Failed, and poems such as “If” and “The White Man’s Burden.” However, he is most well known for his array of colorful children’s stories such as Just So Stories, and perhaps his most well-known piece, the Jungle Book. Possessing a deep admiration for Indian culture, Kipling penned…

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  • If By Rudyard Kiling And The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

    There are many variants of choices we have to make in life, some are nugatory and facile choices to make, while others are hard and may transmute our lives thoroughly. In the poems “If” by Rudyard Kipling and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, each poet captures the essence of how consequential choices are. Kipling takes a more literal way of exhibiting how choices affect us while Frost shows choices in a more symbolic and consequential way that makes a reader authentically celebrate. "…

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