How does this story compare to other stories we read about foxes in Japanese Tales? Compare the use of the Dakini (Dakini) ritual and the story of possession to the modern stories of fox possession that Carmen Blacker discusses in her chapters on “Witch Animals” and “Exorcism.”

How does this story compare to other stories we read about foxes in Japanese Tales? Compare the use of the Dakini (Dakini) ritual and the story of possession to the modern stories of fox possession that Carmen Blacker discusses in her chapters on “Witch Animals” and “Exorcism.”

III. FOXES: Answer the following question (25 points, 1-2 pages):

1) Analyze tale #47 (pp. 63-66) from Royall Tyler’s Japanese Tales. Identify any elements of fox belief in the story (you should be able to recognize these from class discussion and readings). How does this story compare to other stories we read about foxes in Japanese Tales? Compare the use of the Dakini (Dakini) ritual and the story of possession to the modern stories of fox possession that Carmen Blacker discusses in her chapters on “Witch Animals” and “Exorcism.” How are they similar? How are they different? How might some of the differences reflect changes in attitude towards fox possession between the medieval period and 19th-20th century Japan? [fox stories in Japanese Tales (see syllabus week 7); Janet Goff “Foxes in Japanese Culture”; Carmen Blacker Catalpa Bow; Tsurigitsune (The Fox and the Trapper); The Death Stone]

You can also find the information or the material that needed on this website: http://faculty.humanities.uci.edu/sbklein/ghosts/final/Final-14.html
I’ll also uploaded the class notes which might be very helpful.

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