Aesop's Fables

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Introduction: I chose to research the genre of fables, specifically Aesop’s fables. I only informed of the basics of fables. To be frank with you I don’t even think there is much to know about fables. What is there to know? They contain lessons, animals, and they are short. From time to time people use them in their quotidian day to back up their opinions. Especially authority figures like parents, teachers, and, well I can just think of those two. Personally I believe that “Don’t let things for the last minute” is their favorite one. “Why haven’t you done your homework?”… oh wait, that does not apply to fables. Well in summation my knowledge on fables is very superficial. The reason for me selecting fables is because they have an important meaning. Fables are quite significant to the people because they teach us fundamental lessons about life in a short and fascinating way. The average intelligence quotient around the world is quite low/normal. The reason for me to state this opinion is because if fables were to be complex, they wouldn’t be so famous and known. Even if we do not realize it, we unconsciously think of fables, or at least their morals, when it comes to making decisions. We are influenced tous les jours with their catchy morals, at least I am. Search: I embarked this tremendous trajectory on December 13, 2013 when we received the exciting news that we were starting an I-search paper! Oh yes, writing a six page long essay on only fifteen short stories will be so facile. NOT!!! On the bright side each day working on this project had led me to new insights and fantastic knowledge about Aesop and his fables. Which sincerely I thought there was not much to know. The first step was quite simple due to the fa... ... middle of paper ... ...t quite important. Fables provide people with simple rules to living life. Fables have been passed down generation to generation; this means that they actually help people with their lives even if it is in a small aspect. Fables are all around us and they guide us continuously. Works Cited “Aesop.” Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 24 Detroit Gale. N.p., 2005 Web. 20 Dec. 2013. “Aesop’s Fables 1983.” Youtube. SpaceHunterM, 8 Aug. 2012. Web. 21 Jan. 2014 “Aesop’s Fables” Aesop’s Fables. N.p., 2011. Web. 21 Jan. 2014. “Alphabetical Index of Fables.” Aesop’s Fables. University of Massachussetts Amherst, N.d., Web. 21 Jan. 2014. Chesterton, G.K. “Introduction to Aesop’s Fables.” The Chesterton Review Feb/May 2007 1&2 (2001): 17-20 “Fable” Discovering Authors Detroit Gale, 2003 Student Resources in context. Web. 20 Dec. 2013

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