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Why does Rikki-Tikki decide to smash all but one cobra egg?
At the climax of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,” Rikki-Tikki has killed Nag and destroyed most of Nagaina’ eggs. He realizes that “cobra’s eggs meant young cobras later on.” Then he needs to kill Nagaina and crush the one last egg in order for everyone to be safe.
Why didn’t Rikki destroy Nagaina’s eggs?
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi didn’t destroy all of Nagaina’s eggs because he wants to use one egg as leverage to draw Nagaina to him. The main conflict is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi must keep Teddy and his family safe, and they are threatened by cobras living in the garden.
Why does Rikki kill the cobras?
Rikki has to fight two cobras, Nag and Nagaina, to protect his garden and Teddy. He is frightened of them because they are stronger and bigger than he is, but he overcomes his fear and fights them anyway. His courageous behavior is rewarded when he fights the cobras, wins, and becomes a hero.
Why does Rikki-Tikki Tavi take the last Cobra egg to the veranda?
Why does Rikki-tikki bring the cobra egg with him to the veranda? He brought it with him so he could convince Nagina to not kill his parents but to kill him because he had the eggs. He was playful, curious, restless, friendly.
How does Rikki-tikki’s decision to destroy Nagaina eggs contribute to the story?
Rikki-tikki’s decision to destroy Nagaina’s eggs contributes to the story by driving the action forward towards the main conflict and ensuring that there will be no more cobras in the garden, at least in the immediate future. The destruction of the eggs leads to the final conflict between Rikki-tikki and Nagaina.
How do Rikki-tikki’s actions foreshadow the conclusion of the story?
Kipling foreshadows the conclusion throughout the story, with Rikki plotting ways he will kill Nag and Nagaina. He is clever and realizes that killing one snake will set the wrath of the other on him. He must devise a way of dealing with Nag, the easier of the two, and Nagaina, the more wicked and cunning of the two.
How does Rikki Tikki decision destroy Nagaina’s eggs?
Even though Nagaina’s husband, Nag, has been killed, Rikki realizes that he must destroy her eggs to prevent more cobras in the garden. Darzee, a helpful bird, tells Rikki the location of Nagaina’s eggs, then lures her away from them by pretending to have a crippled wing.
How does Rikki Tikki’s decision to destroy Nagaina eggs contribute to the story?
How does Rikki Tikki respond to the cobras?
How does Rikki feel about the cobras? Rikki-tikki feels a great dislike for the snakes, especially when they threaten the family. The snakes despise Rikki-tikki for protecting the family. They are also afraid of him.
How does Rikki Tikki defeat the snakes?
How does Rikki-Tikki save the family from snakes? He is able to kill a small snake, Karait, and then the male cobra, Nag. After killing Nag, Rikki-tikki ensures that Nagaina does not get the better of him. He distracts her from biting Teddy and kills all of her baby cobras in their eggs.
How does Rikki-tikki’s decision to destroy Nagaina’s eggs contribute to the story?
Who helps Rikki-tikki defeat the snakes?
The basic characteristics that Rikki-tikki has that allow him to defeat snakes are the basic characteristics of a mongoose. A mongoose is a natural predator to snakes of all kinds; therefore, Rikki-tikki has been blessed with innate abilities that work in his favor. One such characteristic is his quickness.