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Aesop Fox


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Aesop Fox

  1. 1. Fox's role in fables of Aesop <ul><li>Kaori Matsuda </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why “fox”? <ul><li>* Many stories </li></ul><ul><li>* Many characters </li></ul><ul><li>* Differences from Japanese fox </li></ul>
  3. 3. Foolish behavior <ul><li>Fox and grape </li></ul><ul><li>The fox tried to reach some grapes that looked delicious. However, he wasn't able to reach then. So, the fox assumed the grapes to be sour and not delicious. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Foolish behavior <ul><li>Fox and grape </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This story is famous for psycholinguistics. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Cunning fox <ul><li>Fox and goat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There was a fox that had fallen in the well. On the way a goat was taken into the well. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The fox made the goat take a step </li></ul><ul><li>and the fox ran away. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cool and calm <ul><ul><li>The fox sent calm advice to foolish others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A certain fox ate too much bread. He couldn't get out of the bag because his belly had swollen. He panics awfully. However, another fox gives him advice, telling him: &quot;Stay there until you become hungry.&quot; </li></ul></ul>