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Kipling Rikki tikki tavi
Transcript of Kipling Rikki tikki tavi
He arrived in England at the age of 6 to live with a foster family.
Kipling would returned to India in 1882 when his parents told him they had no more money to pay for a college education.
Kipling passed away January 18, 1936. Kipling's ashes were buried in Westminster Abbey in Poets' Corner next to the graves of Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens.
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay,India December 30, 1865
The British ruled India at that time.
Bombay has since been renamed Mumbai
His father helped him find a job writing for a local newspaper.
Despite his fear of having forgot the culture and language of India, he was thrilled to be back. The language and tradition came back easily.
He began to write and was soon published.
He traveled back to London in 1889 with a good friend. This friend would soon turn into his brother-in-law.
Kipling married Caroline Balestier in 1891. They honeymooned in Canada and Japan.
This spurred a move to...
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Kipling and his sister enjoyed India.
They learned the local language.
They adventured through the markets with their nanny.
Rudyard fell in love with the culture.
Bombay (now Mumbai)
•Kipling settled in Vermont (USA) with his wife.
•They had three children
•It was during this time the he wrote:
•The Jungle Book (1894)
•The Naulahka: A Story of the West and East (1892)
• The Second Jungle Book (1895)
•He clearly had a genuine love for children which showed in his
• He celebrated many victories as well as losses over his lifetime.
He was the highest paid author at the age of 32
His daughter passed away at a young age due to pneumonia
His son was killed during World War I
After this final tragedy Kipling never wrote children's stories again.
British established themselves in India in the 1750's as they set up trade routes along India's coast.
As the British waged war to gain a stronger presence in the region, India soon fell and the East India Company, based out of Great Britain, was the ruling power.
In 1858 British Crown rule, under Queen Victoria took over control from the East India Company.
Conflicts still occurred as the British crown took power:
While the British criticized the divisions of the Hindu caste system, they themselves lived a life ruled by precedence and class, which deeply divided the two cultures. Rudyard Kipling reflected this position in his novels. His books also exposed the gulf between the 'white' community and the 'Anglo-Indians'; whose mixed race caused them to be considered racially 'impure'.
Through many political actions, India finally gained freedom from Great Britain in 1947.
As with any nation gaining independence it did not come without consequences.
The Dominion of Pakistan - a separation of the Muslim followers broke away to govern themselves.
The Union of India - majority Hindu with a sector of Muslims left and other minor religious sectors.
Rikki-tikki-tavi, by Rudyard Kipling
•Immensely - Adv. - enormously. Rikki is immensely brave. The snakes are immensely powerful.
•Cowered - V. -Crouched and trembled with fear. Darzee, who is a coward, cowered before the snakes. Rikki cowered before no one.
•Valiant -Adj. -Brave and determined. Rikki is a valiant hero. Would other snakes think Nag and Nagaina are valiant too?
•Consolation - N. -Comfort. Snakes get no consolation from Rikki. Rikki's consolation comes from a safe powerful garden.
•Impotent - Adj. - Powerless. With all but her last egg destroyed, Nagaina felt impotent against Rikki.
Things to look for while reading Rikki-tikki-tavi
•Figurative Language items:
Hyperbole - Intentional exaggeration to create an effect.
•Idioms - An expression in a given language that cannot be understood from the literal meaning of the words the expression uses. "Raining cats and dogs" "put a lid on it"
•Metaphor - A direct comparison of two different things. I am a rainbow
•Onomatopoeia - the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
•Simile - A comparison of two things using "like" "as" , or other specifically comparative words. She looked like a goddess.
Also watch for:
•Foreshadowing: to show, indicate, or suggest in advance; presage
•Inference: A conclusion on draws (infers) based on premises or evidence. Because the dog barked, we know it is not mute.
Characters - Many play a big part