DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.11.003
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Alexandre Veloso de Abreu

Abstract: In The Jungle Book (1894), Kipling's first literary work, the author uses Indian spatial reference and cultural influence to construct his narrative. The short story "Rikki-tikki-tavi" is elaborated using the structure of Western fables, having allegory as one of its most exploited strategies. Vladmir Propp, in Morphology of the Folktale (1929), considers that every folktale story reproduces a structure. Propp's model demonstrates Rikki-tikki-tavi's Western "frame" when the authors see how clearly and efficien…

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