City - Notes 1 and Tale 1 Summary & Analysis

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Notes 1 and Tale 1 Summary

The notes explain that the concepts in the first tale are foreign to the reader. First, no dogs exist in the first story and second, cities exist. The idea of a city is almost beyond grasp but the general idea is a place where a large number of inhabitants can stay.

The Dogs disagree on the purpose of the city and Bounce thinks it is a concept made up by an old storyteller. The majority of Dogs agree with Bounce because they think that nobody would ever want to live in a city. Rover assumes the first tale is just a spoof that Dogs do not understand. The context, language, and concepts in the tale are difficult for a Dog's brain because they understand living together in harmony with all life. War is a foreign concept as well, as...

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