Cultural perspective
The folktale “The rabbit as a cowherd” is in the day when they had small open towns, cowherds, and little money. The friend of the rabbit trusted him with probably his priciest possessions his cows and his own friend deceived him. The events in the begging of the plot show tradition and culture by a friend offering good work to poor people. The most predominant trait that would benefit this culture is being horrible especially with people you know and friends with. The rabbit sells his boss cows to passersby and tells his boss thieves took them. When almost getting caught he tells them it is the wind blowing through the gourds. If the boss would have put two and two together there would be justice. The moral is don’t trust people you don’t know.