22 January 2020
Wolvesare among the animals that are featured in several tales. In theAesop`s Fables, take different formations that largely explain thecharacteristics of the animal. Through fiction, one is able to relatethe behaviors and traits to the people and the surroundingenvironment. Different cadre of people who have varied goals andintentions surrounds human life. Some are beneficial while others areharmful. Humansare known for schemed pursuit of illusions in the name of success.The pursuit of better things remains an illusionary target that manypeople target. The wolf adopts behaviors and characters that aremeant to enhance its survival. The wolf appears to have similarcharacteristics on behavior and deeds in the various tables discussedin the Aesop’s Fables. While they appear in different formation,the actions reflect the inner traits of the animal.
Therepresentation of wolf as a cunning animal is evident in the fables.For instance, when it came across the lamb, he wanted to feast on theanimal but lacked a valid reason to justify the action. Consequently,the wolf came up with an excuse that would make him fulfill hidesires. He started by saying that the lamb had insulted himsometimes in the previous year. The lamb responded that he was only 6months old, so he cannot be judged by an action he committed becauseof immaturity. After that the wolf told the lamb that he had fed onhis pastures. Nonetheless, the lamb had not feasted on the pasturespreviously. He also told the lamb that he had drunk from his springalthough he lamb had only tasted his mother’s milk. When the wolfcould not find enough reasons, he went on to devour the lamb. Thisincident shows that people have different agenda and intentions. Italso shows that people or other animal creatures can use any means toachieve their goals (Aesopusand Jerry 23).
Anotheraspect is the ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ where the wolfdisguises itself as a sheep to make it unrecognizable in a flock. Theshepherd is unable to recognize the wolf hence endangering the lifeof the sheep. Upon remaining with the rest of the flock in the pen,the wolf was happy that he will accomplish the goals. However, theshepherd killed the wolf by mistake when he was looking for mutton.The incident explains that not all goals are realized through theinappropriate means. Another important aspect is that the eviltendencies are always seen early. In the fables, a story is given ofa blind man and cub that could feel and sense animals every time ananimal is placed on his hands. When a wolf’s cub was placed on hishands, he did not specifically tell the nature of the animal but hesaid that he could not trust it in the sheepfold (Aesopusand Jerry 35).Trust is essential in the survival of any creature although the wolfhas been intelligent enough to cunningly advance its interests.While pursuing their goals, one programmed on how to approach otherswith civility even when he or she is taking advantage of them. Everycreature and society experience distinct conditions at any giventime, which influence the success of the tasks. With a range ofopportunities, competition will continue to exist in the society.Competition creates fear among the individuals who are less powerful.Nonetheless, the wolf is cornered in its own game by the variousactors including animals and human beings. It is through subduing theanimal that brings about the issue of over-confidence and lack ofrational thinking. The perception gives an individual the necessaryknowledge that aids in liberation as realization of happiness. Thechained creatures are ignorant about the true nature of reality hencethey are always enslaved. Through their perception, wolves are ableto realize their freedom upon understanding the reality about theirphysical world. Using philosophical perspective created by Aesop`sFables, itis clear that spiritual perception is influential in most spheres oflife. It helps in acquiring knowledge that is truthful and has senseof reality.
Inconclusion, the fablesreflectthe way human beings captivate others with the aim of denying them achance to make progress in the life. Such actions are evident ineveryday life where some individuals continuously seek power forselfish interests while denying other people the right to enjoysimilar privileges. It is true that liars can never be believed evenwhen they appear to be telling the truth. Wolves are cunning andintelligent but they commit mistakes that endanger their life. Forone to succeed, he or she needs to adopt the ‘race’ conception.However, in relating with others they display the journey conceptionto facilitate coherence with the social pressures. The attitudes andbehaviors of animals help them to survive. Similarly, human beingshave adopted similar trends in their life to enable them realizetheir personal goals.
Aesopus,, and Jerry Pinkney. Aesop`sFables.San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000. Print.