Rikki-Tikki- Tavi
By: Rudyard Kipling


India's climate is classified as a tropical monsoon one. The top three major religions here is Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. It's capitol is New Delhi and its natural resources include coal, iron ore, bauxite, and mica. Their principle crops include wheat, rice, maize, and sugarcane. India received it's independence on August 15, 1947.

Rudyard Kipling

Kipling wrote Just So Stories, The Jungle Book, and Gunga Din.

His family lived in India and he was born there as well in Bombay, which is now Mumbai.

At age 6, he was sent to Southsea, England to receive a formal British education by his mother.

He was born on December 30, 1865 and died on January 18, 1936.

He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.

Conflict Within the Story


Their average life span in captivity is 20 years.

They are a threatened species.

They feed on small animals.

Are found primarily in Africa.


They are carnivores.

They are the only snakes in the world that build nests for their eggs.

Their average life span in the wild is 20 years.

They can weigh up to 20 pounds.


Nagaina would tell the story as if Rikki was the bad guy and her family were innocent victims. All that she wanted was to have the bungalow to herself so that they could have enough room for her babies. Nagaina feels as though she has nothing left, her husband and all of her babies are dead. I think at that moment in the story is felt useless, neglected, and abandoned. Her and her family's experience with Rikki- Tikki- Tavi was bad.

In Nagaina's perspective she and her husband did what they had to do to survive like eating other animals. They're plan to get the bungalow was to benefit their needs and wants. Rikki is a threat to them and they know it. The plan was to kill all the humans which would lead to Rikki leaving. His departure would be a better option than a fight against him, they are afraid of him.

Nearing the climax, Nagaina is brought with news that she only has one egg left out of the rest of her family. She pleads for mercy ands make one final deal, though Rikki declines it. I bet she felt helpless and defeated at that moment, she was then killed.

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