Aesop’s Fables

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Aesop’s fables were written around 300 BCE, and originated from Greece (“Aesop par. 6). Although most of the fables are about animals, they display the characteristics of humans. Fables are usually short and easy to comprehend, and all fables have their own morals, however; some fables have more than one. Aesop’s fables may seem childish and pointless, but they were written to point out the flaws and strengths of human beings. Most fables have a central problem that the main character must solve, and have been very important to society as a whole. Aesop’s fables have always been an important part of society because Aesop’s fables take complicated ideas and, using simple characters and plots, explain them in easy to understand ways. Aesop’s fables are very effective tools in teaching children important life lessons. When I was a child, I remember hearing the story of the “Lion and the Mouse.” This story taught me that even though people may be little, they can still be great. Reading and listening to Aesop’s fables can help improve a person’s character. These stories help shape a person’s morals, whether they know it or not. The Search: The process I took to find this information on Aesop’s fables was long and challenging. To start off, I was absent on the first day of the assignment, leaving me behind the entire class. Once I finally caught up with the class, I found the assignment very interesting. The first day our class went to the media center was very frustrating. That day, our school had been experiencing severe power outages, and by the time I could get my computer to start working, class was almost over. I quickly did as much as I could in the short time, and took the rest home to finish. The very next day, I had trouble ... ... middle of paper ... this day. I wish that more people would learn and understand these moral as they are very useful for teaching important life lessons. These stories contribute to the well-being of society because they teach humans to better people. Works Cited “Aesop” Encyclopedia of World Biography. Vol. 24. Detroit, Gale 25 student resources in context. Web. 20 December, 2013. Aesop’s Fables. 28 March 2011. Star System 19 December, 2013. Internet Bottigheimer, Ruth B. “Fairy Tales and Fables” Encyclopedia of Children and Child history and Society. 2008. The Gale Group, Inc. 18 December, 2013. Internet. Chesterton, G.K. “Introduction to Aesop’s Fables.” The Chesterton Review. Febuary/May 2001 XXVII. 1&2 (2001): 17-20. Print. Donna Keller, Personal Interview. 4 January 4, 2014. Gulliver’s Travels. Rob Letterman. Jack Black, Jason Segel. Ben Cooly. 25 December, 2010. DVD.

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