One idea that struck me the most during this reading was the moral of the story. I couldn’t really figure it out. Was it revenge? Was there no moral? I also started to wonder then what the purpose was for stories like these during the time. Did they write them for simple entertainment or to teach a lesson? Did they use them as cautionary tales or ways to promote values such a bravery and courage? I tend to like to know the motives behind writings such as these which is why I found this one so interesting. Because either way you look at it, each character committed some sort of crime so it’s hard to think of any of them as a hero or protagonist. And although each were hurt in some way, they each chose revenge and violence as their reaction and solution leading to mixed emotions about all of them.