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Is Volpone an animal fable?

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Is Volpone an animal fable?

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According to wikipedia an animal fable or beast fable is defined as:

a type of fable, in which human behaviour and weaknesses are subject to scrutiny, by reflection into the animal kingdom.

If we look at the fable Volpone in regards to whether or not it's an animal fable, we would have to agree that it is an animal fable. It's an animal fable because animals are talking and scruitinizing human behavior.

Throughout the play the characters are analyzing human behavior. Mos the parasite says:

Bane to thy wolvish nature.

This is referring to Volpone.

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