Rikki gets adopted by Teddy's family then he meats Nag and Co. Nag starts threatening Teddy and his family so Rikki kills him.
Protecting Your Family
Protecting your loved ones at all costs.
"as he held, he closed his jaws tighter and tighter for he was sure he would be banged to death, and, for the honor of his family he preferred to be found with his teeth locked.
Rikki Tikki Tavi
"The boy is safe, and it was I-I-I who caught Nag by the good last night in the bathroom."
"Protecting your family and giving to them is so important, it's the most important acheivment." Natalia Vodiana
Naginia Vs. Rikki
"Look at your Friends, Rikki Tikki. They are still and white and afraid. They dare not move, and if you do, I will strike... Look at your eggs? Said Rikki Tikki... for the last, the very last of the brood!"
Without the house, Rikki would not have had a chance to sacrifice himself to prove that he was willing to protect his family at all costs.
This text shows that Rikki worked to save the boy and he saved the parents in the bathroom that night.
The conflict helped support the theme because it shows how he stood up to the cobra to Protect his family.
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