The Correlation Between A Fable And The Ant And Tortoise

1321 WordsDec 12, 20166 Pages
Classic literature will always be around and retold over the generations through life lessons and morals that we try to live by. These morals are thought to use as children and help shape us through these guiding values and morals we learn from. These lessons are presented to us as fairy tales, and movies or cartoons as a child. We never realize or wonder, where did the moral come from? Or should I say, who was the original creator of this moral I am watching unfold in Disney movies? The correlation between a fable and the other stories is length. A fable is a short-written, witty, and is deeply riddled with messages through, but not limited to, tales of animals. Fables were for adults but through time have been woven into everyone’s childhood. Fables, ghost-less ghost stories, and urban legends are modern day fairytales or fables. Just as The Grasshopper and The Ant and Tortoise and the Hare were spread by oral tradition, urban legends are spread in the same manner thus creating contemporary folklore often with a moral sting in the tail. While yes urban legends are still told while sipping hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows at a campfire while others are spread through classics movies like Walt Disney. Aesop was a Greek storyteller born in approximately 620 BCE. Tradition says he was born as a slave but developed a real talent for fables that were used to teach truths in a simple and understandable way. While Aesop was well-known for his abilities, it is almost certain

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