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The animals in Rudyard Kiplings masterpiece short story Rikki - Tikki - Tavi utilize rational thinking in order to pursue their objectives First Rikki a mongoose applies logical thinking to protect his human friend Teddy and his family Next Darzees wife outsmarts Nagaina the evil snake Finally Nagaina employs judicious reasoning in order to try to kill Rikki-Tiki-Tavis human friends and save her eggs In conclusion these animals think like human beings in order to achieve their goals First of all Rikki defends his human friends by rationalizing like a human Rikki overhears Nagainas husband Nag saying that he is going to kill the human family Rikki knows in order to save the family he must kill the snake He says If I dont break his back at the first jump he can still fight It must be the head the head above the hood And when I am once there I must not let go 394 Cobras are tough creatures to fight Rikki fathoms that he can not overpower the snake He must paralyze the cobra He reasons that the only place to attack the snake is in the head Otherwise the cobra would still be able to fight Another example of how Rikki uses logical thinking is when he kills the cobras eggs He says He could see the baby cobras curled up inside the skin and he knew the minute they were hatched they could kill a man He bit off the top of the eggs taking care to crush the young cobras396 Even though baby cobras are inferior in size to adult cobras their bite is just as powerful and deadly If hatched these baby snakes pose a legitimate threat to the humans Rikki infers that the only way to prevent the baby snakes from hatching is to kill them By killing the infant snakes he assures the safety of the humans In conclusion Kipling employs irony to convey
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