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May 16 , 2011

Androclus and the Lion


James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976). Androclus and the Lion is a famous short story by James Baldwin. The story narrates about a a poor slave whose name is Androclus. Once Adroclus runs away from his cruel master. He decides to live into a cave, but there is no food. The slave is very weak and sick, he decides to fall asleep. After a while a huge lion wakes him up! What will happen neхt? What for has the lion come into the cave? Read this attractive story in order to know the end!

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