Comparing Aesop's Fable: The Fox And The Grapes

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In Aesop’s fable “The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse” the two mice from very different environments share a meal in each of their homes. But each environment comes with its positives and its negatives. In “The fox and the Grapes” the fox tries to jump to reach grapes that were hanging on a branch off a tree. After numerous of attempts he tells himself that the grapes were to sour anyway. In these two fables the animals were trying to eat but something was holding them back. Aesop’s fables have a lot of similarities and the animals in both of these stories experience situations that line up with the moral of the story. The “Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” fable is about two mice whereas “The Fox and the Grapes” is just about one fox. “Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” features one very modest mouse that is from the country and a lavish town mouse. The town mouse dreamed of eating the luxuries that the town…show more content…
They are shown to be sensible in the stories because the in the beginning the town mouse understood that the country mouse did not have much therefore making the town mouse grateful for the food he has to eat. It is shown again when the mice are at the town mouse’s home and hide when sense danger. I think that the characteristics that this fable shows in mice are those that we as people would typically agree they have. I also think that the fox in “The Fox and the Grapes” was suitable for the lesson that was conveyed, “There are many who pretend to despise and belittle that which is beyond their reach.” I think that this animal was well suited for this story because foxes are often seen as sly and sneaky animals. Because he was not able to obtain what he wanted he made it seem like it was not worthy
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