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Jungle Book Essay

1944 words - 8 pages


Summary:
     The story The Jungle Book is a collection of stories written about the ecosystems
and everyone’s part in it. This book is written mostly from the animals point of view
telling their feelings and their unheard laws. The book was written in a very simple form
and was very easy to read, understand, and analyze.

     This story was broken up into seven parts. The first three parts were coinciding
and had the same characters throughout. The other four stories were entirely separate
although they all had the same theme.

Plot Analysis:
     All of the stories from the jungle book are written about animals. The animals have
to prove things to other animals, and their struggles and victories make up the stories.

Stories of Mowgli
     This collection of stories is about a boy that lived in the jungle. Mowgli was raised
by wolves after his family was frightened away by a tiger named Shere Khan. Shere Khan
wanted to eat the boy but the wolves would not let him. Mowgli grew up in the way of the
wolves and the ways of the jungle. He learned all these from a bear named Baloo. Shere
Khan turned the rest of the wolf pack away from Mowgli and so he had to leave. Mowgli
then went to live with the humans of the area for a while, but after Mowgli killed Shere
Khan they also threw him out. Mowgli went back to the wolf pack and showed them all
that he was boss and took over the leaders position.

The White Seal
     This story is about a baby seal that grows up in a nursery on St. Paul Island. This
baby seal is the first white seal that has ever been born. His name is Kotick. After two
years Kotick follows a group of seals that are being herded by men. The men chase them
to a slaughter pen. Kotick sees what happens and goes to talk to his parents about it. His
parents tell him that this has happened for hundreds of years and will happen for hundreds
of more years. Kotick decides that he will try to find an island where all the seals can live
without any fear of men. He swims for two years trying to find this island. He starts to ask
around the sea people to see if they have ever heard of this type of island. The sea people
tell him that the Sea Cow should know. Kotick finds the Sea Cow and asks him to where
the island is. The Sea Cow does not say a word but swims off. Kotick follows the Sea
Cow to a island. The island is perfect so he goes back to where the other seals are living.
The other seals do not believe that there is an island that man cannot get to so they refuse
to leave. Kotick then goes through the seal population and starts to bite the seals until they
have to leave the island. The seals then follow him to the island and they hibernate there
for the rest of their days.

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi’
     This story is about a mongoose that is raised by a small family of three. The family
thought that...

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