Buddhism and Monkey Clan

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1. How does the Stone Monkey become King? The Monkey clan challenges him to go through the waterfall and find whats on the other side and if he does he shall be king. 2. What does the Stone Monkey see on the other side of the waterfall? A paradise{iron bridge,chamber filled with stone items} 3. Why does the Stone Monkey leave his brethren? His Brethren told him that he could not go and to find his way alone. When monkey heard this, he saw nothing for it but to say goodbye. 4. What does the Patriach Subodhi teach the Stone Monkey? A Number of magic arts 5. Why does Tripitaka need to control Monkey? Monkey needs to learn patients and control his temper 6. Why does the Bodhisattva stop Monkey from destroying the wizard? To teach him how to control his temper. 7. What does Monkey find out about the city Cart Slow? For twenty years had been ruled by three Taoists who could procure rain during times of drought. Their names were Tiger, Deer, and Sheep. 8. In what way are Monkey and Pigsy's characters different before they meet Buddha while on the journey? Monkey Is increasingly bound to both his master and the journey without ever losing his energy and humor. Pigsy on the other hand, thought the journey, is always distracted by his desire of sex and food. 9. How is Sandy different to Monkey and Pigsy? Sandy is the water monster and expelled from Heaven after his interference caused Heaven's Jade Emperor's precious jade cup to be broken so by going on the journey he can be forgiven for his sin. 10. In what way is Tripitaka not necessarily the leader of the group? On the journey Tripitaka is easily frightened, and never knows what to do. He is the empty center of the group kept alive and carried forward by his more powerful and active disciples. 11. How do the characters change when they reach Buddha? They get new names. 12. How does the turtle cause the characters problems at the end of the story? The turtle gets angry, however, as Tripitaka hasn’t kept a promise he...
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