Japanese Short Fiction Questions and Answers

Japanese Short Fiction

Let us remember that symbols can take the form of objects, actions or characters, and in this excellent fairy story I would argue that the four main symbols are the old man, his wife, and the two...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2012, 6:44 am (UTC)

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Japanese Short Fiction

In this Japanese folk tale, the whole story is built around the action of the old man in saving the little sparrow from being pursued and killed by the big black raven that is hunting it down: One...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2012, 6:02 am (UTC)

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Japanese Short Fiction

This Japanese folk tale that you refer to is an excellent example of somebody getting their just desserts. The wife of the old man starts off as a jealous and selfish character who is clearly...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2012, 5:52 am (UTC)

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Japanese Short Fiction

The characters of the man and his wife in this Japanese folk tale are clearly two dimensional and flat characters rather than fully developed round characters. This is perhaps their only...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2012, 5:58 am (UTC)

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