Symbolism In The Farmer And Badger

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“The Farmer and Badger” is one of the famous Japanese fairy tales and still has the power to be deeply implanted in our minds(The Farmer). As the story begins, there is an old farmer and his wife are living on the mountain. Their only neighbor is a bad badger. Every night the badger come to the farm, and run across the field and steal some vegetables. So, the farmer gets mad and make a trap to catch the badger. That night, the badger come to steal some vegetables, but the farmer caught the badger with the trap. He tied the badger with the rope and take him to his house. Next day, he told his wife that do not untie the rope because he wants to eat the badger soup. Then, he left to the work. While the farmer is working at the farm, the farmer’s …show more content…
According to the website called “Dream Mood”, “A badger dream could represent a person who is nagging you in your waking life, or someone who always interferes in someone else’s life.” This shows that the badger symbolized the person who interrupt other people’s life. In Japanese fairy tale, the badger always hurt others because long time ago, the badger always assumed someone and interferes in someone’s life in Japan. That is why in Japanese fairy tale, the badger represents the person who interferes the …show more content…
According to the website called “Dream Mood”, “the white rabbit also serves as a guide to steer you toward the right direction.” This shows that the rabbit guide you to choose right decision. In the story, the rabbit guided the badger to death. This is because the rabbit judge the badger that is the badger really did bad things or not. The rabbit burned the badger’s back, but if the badger didn’t do anything, he is not get burn, but he did. This is because badger killed the farmer’s wife. That is why the rabbit guided the badger to death. Therefore, the rabbit symbolized the person who guides others to the right direction. Thirdly, the death represents that the relationship between the characters in the story. According to “Dream Mood”, “to dream that you die may represent involvement in deeply painful relationships or unhealthy, destructive behaviors.” This shows that if someone died in the dream, that means you have negative relationships with them. At the end of the story, the badger died because the farmer and badger had deeply negative relationships. Also, the farmer’s wife died because the badger and the farmer’s wife also has negative relationships. Therefore, the death symbolized connection between people to

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