Character Analysis: A Popular Cherokee Tale

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A popular Cherokee tale is about an old Cherokee teaching his grandson about force and conflict. The old Cherokee says that a terrible fight is going on inside him between two wolves. One is a black wolf or an evil wolf who possesses the characteristics of anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is a white wolf or a good wolf who possesses the characteristics of joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This is a fight that we all face, each and every one of us, each and every day of our lives. Conflict arises when a problem needs to be solved or there is a struggle between two different forces. A conflict occurs any time a choice has to be made. A conflict also occurs any time someone tries to stop someone else from doing from…show more content…
He says that if you feed them right then both will win. He explains that if only the white wolf is fed, then the black wolf will forever linger in a dark corner always waiting to pounce on the first hint of weakness. If on the other hand, the black wolf is given sufficient attention then it can be of much use. The black wolf possess the necessary qualities of tenacity, courage, fearlessness, strong-willed and great strategic thinking which the white wolf lacks and can be the game changer in many situations. The white wolf that has the ability to recognize the potential in anyone and has compassion needs the black wolf at his side. Only by satisfying both these wolves can one be free of their internal struggle. Only when the internal struggle is satiated can one hear their inner voices which will guide a person in choosing between right or wrong. The Cherokee way of life claims that peace is the only mission in life. A person having peace has

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