Study Guide

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi from The Jungle Book Characters

By Rudyard Kipling

Rikki-tikki-tavi

Rikki-tikki is a mongoose and the protagonist of "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" (go figure, right?). The...

Nag and Nagaina

Snakes get such a bad rap. Honestly, they always have to be the bad guys or play animal totem for...

Teddy

Teddy is the little boy of the British family and a future recipient of some serious...

The Father and Mother

Teddy's mother and father are a typical, almost cliché (or should we say archetypal?),...

Darzee and His Wife

Darzee and his wife are both tailorbirds. Darzee is a songbird. In other words, he's got a...

Chuchundra

Poor guy. This muskrat just doesn't get much characterization beyond being a foil for...

The Coppersmith

This bird plays the role of the "town-crier to every Indian garden" (106). Back in ye olden days,...