Jungle book kaa and shere khan
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Kaa is one of Mowgli 's trusted mentors and friends. First introduced in the story "Kaa's Hunting" in The Jungle Book , Kaa is a huge and powerful snake, more than years old and still in his prime. In " Kaa's Hunting ", Bagheera and Baloo enlist Kaa's help to rescue Mowgli when the man-cub is kidnapped by Bandar-log monkeys and taken to an abandoned human city called the Cold Lairs. Kaa breaks down the wall of the building in which Mowgli is imprisoned and uses his serpentine hypnosis to draw the monkeys toward his waiting jaws. Bagheera and Baloo are also hypnotized, but Mowgli is immune because he is human and breaks the spell on his friends. After Kaa and Mowgli spend some time relaxing, bathing and wrestling, Kaa persuades Mowgli to visit a treasure chamber guarded by an old cobra beneath the same Cold Lairs.
Kaa is an enormous Indian python and the secondary antagonist in Disney's animated feature film, The Jungle Book. While the book character was considered a mentor to Mowgli, akin to Baloo and Bagheera, the film character is portrayed as a dangerous villain. This was most likely due to the developers' belief that the public of the time would not accept a snake as a heroic character. While not as cruel and bloodthirsty as Shere Khan, Kaa is still a fairly villainous character. His first attempt to devour Mowgli was a casual means to eat and survive, but over time, his goal to eat the man-cub was mainly driven out of spite, evidenced by his lines "Just you wait 'till I get you in my coils! Though dangerous and cunning, Kaa is not without his faults, as he can be clumsy and easily sidetracked from his primary objective: to hypnotize and eat Mowgli. This results in his interactions with the man-cub to often end in humiliation to some degree.
A powerful, suave Bengal tiger, Shere Khan had nothing but disdain for his victims. His reputation was such that he needed only to show himself to intimidate the inhabitants of the jungle. His only fears are guns and fire. However, he was pretty egotistical and cocky, which often led to his friends bailing him out sometimes. The group went on many adventures, but at some undetermined time, Shere Khan developed a strong British accent and became a vicious predator, feared by most if, not all the members of the jungle. Shere Khan then lost his friends, who would become his enemies from that moment forward.
The Persian speaking Mughals are most renowned for their reign during the Bengal Sultanate , which is most likely where the name stems from since Shere Khan is a Bengal tiger. Shere Khan is depicted by Kipling with being born with a crippled leg and was derisively nicknamed "Lungri" "The Lame One" by his mother. In " Mowgli's Brothers ", Shere Khan's failed attempt to hunt humans causes a human "cub" to stray from its parents. Mowgli is accepted into Akela 's wolf pack and is protected by Bagheera a panther and Baloo a bear. Furious at losing his kill, the tiger swears that the boy will be his some day. While Mowgli is growing up, Shere Khan infiltrates the wolf pack by promising the younger wolves rich rewards once Akela is deposed.