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In the Korean folktale The Mud Snail Bride , a farmer finds a talking snail, who happens to be a woman in disguise, while he is out in the fields, and he marries her. In some versions of the story, he then duels the local magistrate for the beautiful woman, and the farmer eventually wins because of the woman’s advice. Through these series of events, this folktale conveys the message that one should not worry about one’s present problems because those problems will eventually end over time; however, in the other version of the story, where the farmer commits suicide after losing to the magistrate, the folktale tells the reader that if one does not earn blessings, one should not expect to keep such blessings. In the version of the folktale where the farmer keeps his wife, the message that the story makes is that one should not worry about the present because problems fix themselves in the future. For example, in the beginning of the story, the farmer is depressed because he is alone in the mountains and believes that he does not have a respectable life. However, a talking snail in the mud tells him that she will be with him, and that snail eventually became a beautiful woman and his wife. The farmer did not do anything to fix his problem of being alone; that problem
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course PHYS PHYS201 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Mott Community College.

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