Diane B.

Malaso 2011-04069

Hum Stud 25 – WBYDX March 6, 2013

How the Ethiopian Woman Tamed Her Husband

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Introduction Set in Ethiopia, Murad Kamel’s essay talks about love, and how a problem can’t be

solved in an instant, but through hard work and perseverance. The culture of Ethiopia is diverse and generally structured along ethnolinguistic lines. The country's Afro-Asiatic-speaking majority adhere to an amalgamation of traditions that were developed independently and through interaction with neighbouring and far away civilizations, including other parts of Northeast Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, India and Italy. By contrast, the nation's Nilotic communities and other ethnolinguistic minorities tend to practice customs more closely linked with South Sudan and/or the African Great Lakes region. Ethiopia is a patriarchal society. Family members work as a unit where father or eldest son has the leading role. Men are expected to make decisions specially at time of crisis. Women are the caregivers. People are typically reserved, shy, polite and respectful of authority figures like doctors and nurses.

II. Summary Once there was a woman who was greatly troubled by her husband. He no longer loved her, neglected her and didn’t seem to mind whether she was happy or sad. So the woman took her troubles to the local herbalist. She told him her story, full of pity for herself and her plight. “Can you give me a charm to make him love me again?” she asked anxiously. The herbalist thought for a moment and replied, “I will help you, but first you must bring me three hairs from the mane of a living lion. These I must have before I can make a charm for you.” The woman thanked the herbalist and went away. When she come near her home she sat down on a rock and began to think, “How shall I do this thing? There is a lion who often comes nearby village, it is true. But he is fierce and roars fearfully.” Then she thought again and at last, she knew what she would do. And so, early next morning she took a young lamb and went to the place where the lion was accustomed to stroll about. She waited anxiously. At last she saw the lion approaching. Now was the time. Quickly she arose and leaving the lamb in the path of the lion, she went

But as soon as she learns her way around and works hard to please the lion. “In the same way that you have tamed the lion. A smile spread over the face of the herbalist and. She was indeed a kind and attentive woman. Conclusion This essay.home. And so it was that every day in the morning the woman would rise and take a young lamb to the lion. and happily set out for the herbalist’s dwelling. It was not long before the lion began to her and he would let her stroke his head. It must be through hardwork that one may get what he/she desires.ph/books?id= EYA5-YJUsgC&dq=how+the+ethiopian+woman+tamed+her+husband&source=gbs_navlinks_s .google. Meet the Short Story. But this story shows that these charms and enchantments are not the real solution. But that is not enough. It’s like taming the wild lion. in analogy. she wins her husband back. for she was always in the same palace at the same time every day with a young and tender lamb. through the herbalist’s character. It must be tamed first. “here they are!” and she gave him the three hairs from the lion’s mane. “See. E. B.com. UPR. Each day woman would stay quietly stroking the lion gently and lovingly. And so the woman told him of how she had patiently won the hairs from the lion. relays to the readers how one should regain what was lost. even in the Philippines. IV. he said. Analysis/Interpretation The woman’s problem of her husband falling out of love is a common conflict. Retrieved from http://books.” III. References: Gelpí. In fact. Soon the lion came to know the woman.” she said triumphantly as she entered. The struggle of winning her husband’s love back is an enormous task. (2007). “How is it that you have been so clever?” asked the herbalist in amazement. It makes her strive hard to get three strands of the lion’s hair. The woman’s commitment in making her husband love her again is a good thing. She must be willing to sacrifice time and effort to get what she desires. so may you tame your husband. she gets what she wants. Then one day when she knew that the lion trusted her. leaning forward. this story connects with what we know as gayuma. carefully pulled three hairs from his mane. Regaining her husband’s love was like getting hair from the lion.

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