Wu Ch'eng-en "The Monkey King"

Wu Ch'eng-en "The Monkey King"

Wu Ch'eng-en "The Monkey King"

 

Wu Ch'eng-en

The Monkey King is an excitable, selfish creature with magic skills. As punishment for bad behaviour, he is sent by the gods on a long, hard journey to the West, to protect a young Buddhist priest. The travellers have many frightening and amusing adventures on the way. Can they reach their destination and return unharmed?

 

Text Analysis: Unique words: about 1,700 Total words: about 29,590
Hard words: monkey, jade, emperor, cave, bow, mortality, recite, soul, transformation, leap, demon, creature, sword, weapon, dragon, cudgel, cap, banquet, spirit, wisdom, tower, priest, pilgrim, temple, holy, master, pray, tiger, spell, Taosist, turtle

 

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