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Love Me with Literature

A soon to be Chemistry Graduate who also has a passion for books.

Currently reading

Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 96/311 pages
Little Bee
Chris Cleave
Progress: 6/266 pages
Aesop's Fables Translated by George Fyler Townsend
Aesop, George Fyler Townsend
Progress: 38/89 pages

The Wolf and the Lamb

This fable really hits home. Not in the fact that I live in a country decaying from social oppression and tyranny. (opinion up for objection I suppose.) No this hits a little closer to home. Actually it is my home. Though this is taking place in my very own apartment, it doesn't mean the relevancy is any less valid. Roommates. They're a touch bunch. So basically what happens is this big bad wolf...

And what I find most interesting is that the characters represented by these animals almost always have the same characteristics throughout every fable. The wolf is always the bad guy. The fox is always sly. Etc. Etc. And what I learned is that this is a major staple in fables. This is done so that every person who reads or traditionally hears the fable will (hopefully) receive the same lesson or instruction. The meaning of the fable will be clear and easily understood by all. 

Anyways, there is a lamb that is separated from the fold and is confronted by a wolf who wants to eat him. The wolf makes up every excuse as to why the lamb has wronged him and therefore deserves to be eaten. With each new excuse the lamb is able to refute him until eventually the wolf just gives up and eats the lamb anyways. The moral of the fable is that a tyrant will always find an excuse to rule the way he does. There is no reasoning.