As a child I remember being read and told a hundreds of stories. There is this one story that

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As a child I remember being read and told a hundreds of stories. There is this one story that stands out to me the most. It is a story that my nana and papa would always tell me to try and get me to learn about patience. Although, as a kid I did not think of it as a learning opportunity, but more as story time at nana’s and papa’s house. Now I look back at all of the stories that they told me I really appreciate the story of the “Jack and the Bean Stalk.” In the story Jack is just a young boy who is staying with his mother, who is a widow, together with their milk cow who happens to be their only source of livelihood. A time comes when the milk cow no longer gives milk and thus Jack’s mother instructs him to take their milk cow to traders…show more content…
However Jack almost gets caught with the harp and the giant quickly and menacingly follows him down the gigantic beanstalk. The giant finally catches up with Jack. Jack realizing that he has done wrong against the giant seeks to make things right with him. He comes up with a deal and presents it to the giant whereby he has rights for visitation with the harp. In return, the giant gives Jack gold coins so as to assist him and his mother survive. This marks the end of the tale and Jack together with his mother live happily ever after. The moral of this story is that when as a child your parent sends you somewhere, like the market, do exactly what you are asked. Jack had a very simple task to accomplish, sell the cow and bring back the money home to buy food for the family. However, Jack gets convinced by a swift talking salesman selling beans. Moral of this story, children should listen to their parent when s/he instructs them to execute a task. The other lesson is that never let your eyes become larger than your wallet. Inspite of the kindness shown by the wife of the giant, Jack desires the possessions of the giant; the gold coins, the hen laying the golden eggs together with the harp. This simple action leads Jack towards the wrong path and this is where our next lesson comes in. What is yours is simply yours, and what is theirs is

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