Suggests an insecure man who makes up for lack of physical appeal in preachy comments
Allusion to story of Mr and Mrs Bobbitt - the wife cutting off the husband's penis
Aesop still believes his empty words to be wise
He is pompous, Refers to his wife as "Mrs A"
Uses the tortoise and the hare to describe the aginy of her marriage
Dismissive of him entirely
"the sex was diabolical"
She uses the fable form to emasculate her husband, "threatens to "cut off his tail", This shuts him up, Ironically, alows her to "laugh last, longest", One of his own morals
Implies that he ould make purgatory even worse
"dead men tell no tales", A motive for Mrs Aesop to murder him, He might finally shut up!