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Unformatted text preview: ˆÈ î³ t‡ ¶ ª 4 : Course Introduction Course ˆ Èî ³ t ‡ ¶ ª . ˆ Èî ³ t ‡ ¶ ª . Spring 2011 Week 2: Fables and Parables Week One extra question: One Which people in Chinese history does the story of “Independence” refer to? of Questions for Discussion: 1 Questions “The North Wind and the Sun” 1. Why was the North Wind’s method unsuccessful? 1. What are the different personalities of the North Wind and the Sun? Wind 2. How would you like your mom’s way of talking to 2. you if she is going to correct your wrongdoings? you 3. If we compare the three characters in the story to a 3. nuclear family, what might these three stand for respectively? respectively? 4. What might be the closing moral ( O ) of this story? ȳ of Questions for Discussion: 2 Questions “Independence” 1. What does this story tell us about the 1. protagonist Chuang Tzu’s personality? 2. Does it serve any purpose that Chuang Tzu makes the officials answer the questions to which he knows the answer? which 3. How will you explain the significance of 3. “unrestraint and independence” (or O‡ ¶ ) “unrestraint ȳ to a kid? to Questions for Discussion: 3 Questions “Independence” 1. If you were the older brother, how would you 1. have felt? Why? 2. The older brother has made a very reasonable complaint to his father. He has indeed been a loyal and moral son, but what virtue does the older brother lack? older Note: Come to the instructor if you have Note: problem with your question. problem O Get online for assignment of questions Ш â ¶ ª. Ðé » D àÆ » D Open-book ID choice questions Tales: Features Features A story, usually short, that sets forth story, strange and wonderful events in more or less bare summary, without detailed character-drawing character-drawing The goal is the revelation of the marvelous The rather than revelation of character. rather Fables Fables definition: a brief story that sets forth some definition: pointed ( è È ž ³ s ¶ ª ¶ ª . . ) statement of truth. pointed ‡ Aesop ( È ³ BCE) BCE) ): the Greek slave (6th century ): Fables: Features Features Personification È ³ ‡ Personification (ex. talking animals or supernatural beings) (ex. Aesop: the Greek slave (6th century BCE) Brief Characters often sketched, not greatly Characters developed developed Terms Terms BCE (in place of BC): Before Common Era BCE (BC--Before Christ) (BC--Before CE (in place of AD): Common Era (AD— Anno Domini: the Year of Our Lord) Parables: Features 1 Features Like the fable, a parable is a brief narrative Like that teaches a moral, but unlike the fable, its plot is plausibly realistic and the main character are human rather than anthropomorphized ( ˆ È ë ³ t ‡ ¶ ª . ) anthropomorphized animals or natural forces. animals Parables: Features 2 Features Difference from the fable: Difference A fable customarily ends by explicitly stating its moral, but parables often present their morals implicitly, and their meanings can be open to several interpretations. can Teacher’s Homepage Teacher’s až s O O O O O O ª > > > > > > > T hank You ...
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