Original Sources - SearchWith an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Famed playwright George Bernard Shaw's quirky version of the ancient Androcles fable deftly combines elements of satire and humor along with a surprisingly philosophically complex view of Christianity and religious belief systems in general. This playful take on the issues of persecution and martyrdom is as timely today as it was when initially published a century ago. New here? We use this information to create a better experience for all users. Please review the types of cookies we use below.
Androcles and the Lion
These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. Leave a Reply Cancel androclws Your email address will not be published. It was of course the lion which Androcles had met in the forest. His given name, Aesop.Some time afterward the shepherd was condemned on a false accusation to be cast to the lions in the amphitheater. Androcles and the Lion MarchTandem Library! Androcles and the lion: A fable play. But Androcles did not see a tree root under his foot.
The Tale of Androcles and the Lion A slave runs away from his master and hides in the woods - then finds himself face to face with a limping lion! Just then he heard a lion near him moaning and groaning and at times roaring terribly. Related Interests Lion Violence. Androcles also became a sculptural subject.
Flag for inappropriate content. In vain he roamed about, seeking everywhere; he could not find her; and when evening came he had to return to the monastery alone, and the lion could get very mad. Honey Nhassie Marie Gonzaga. That would hurt a lot. A slave runs away from his master and hides in the woods - then finds himself face to face andeocles a limping lion.
The tale is included in the Aarne—Thompson classification system as type It is numbered in the Perry Index and can be compared to Aesop's The Lion and the Mouse in both its general trend and in its moral of the reciprocal nature of mercy. The earliest surviving account of the episode is found in Aulus Gellius 's 2nd century Attic Nights. In this version, Androclus going by the Latin variation of the name is a runaway slave of a former Roman consul administering a part of Africa. He takes shelter in a cave, which turns out to be the den of a wounded lion , from whose paw he removes a large thorn.