While I was scrolling down the Korean folktales, one story’s title caught my eye. That story was called “The Rabbit’s Liver”. At first, when I read the title, I was extremely disgusted by it because really, who would want to read a story about a liver, especially maybe about a dying rabbit’s liver! But then, I’m the type of person who likes to read those weird/unusual stories anyway, so I clicked on the link.
To my relief, there were no bloody livers or dead rabbits and it was simply just a normal folktale with a lesson involved. This folktale, “The Rabbit’s Liver” first was boring, considering that I thought it would be much more gross, but later on, when I read it again and again, I realized, wow, it’s not as weird as I thought it would be. But, I guess while reading this story, it showed me how stupid living beings could be sometimes. In this folktale, I think whoever the author was, was trying to tell us that humans do the most stupid mistakes sometimes and we don’t even notice it until something bad happens. You see, the Dragon King believes in the rabbit’s silly lie, but the turtle who brought the rabbit to the Dragon Kingdom should know that a liver is inside the body because all reptiles have livers. But, the rabbit got away, which literally blew me away from the stupidity of the Dragon Kingdom and especially, the stupidity of the Dragon King.
Sometimes, I wonder why the author wrote this story, to gross us out in the beginning or to make us wonder, what in the world is this? But I guess, the author just wrote it to show us a lesson, but to also let us just read it for fun. Seriously, in reality, books are just for reading and for relaxation, not to just know everything about it. I mean, if I had to read for understanding knowledge and skills that would be when pigs fly! Even though the author was trying to show a lesson to the readers, we just read it and laughed or thought it was boring. The only time we really understand folktales is mostly when our teachers or somebody tells us to find the main idea or lesson of the story, and then through reading, we find it.
Even though I don’t know who this author is, I know he sure is pretty impressive to write a story like this because almost every folktale I read has almost the same plot or lesson, but this...