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Chapter 10; question 2: what is the usefulness and significance of a story like Bra Spider to the culture that tells and retells it?

Chapter 10 ?2

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The Bra Spider's Tale was about a very hungry spider who wanted to eat at all the feasts in all the different villages. To do this, he left ropes leading to each of the towns and instructed the villagers pull their rope when their food was ready. However, all the food was ready at the same time, and the spider had tied all the ropes around his waist. When everyone pulled the ropes at the same time, the spider was lifted high above all the villages and pulled from all directions and did not get to eat any of the food. That is why spiders have tiny waists.

The moral of the story is not to be greedy and impatient. The greedy plans of impatience can backfire on you....... just like the spider. This, like many cultures, teach moral lessons through stories and parables.