Aesop Fables

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Aesop Fable

Aesop was a famous Ancient Greek fabulist. His short stories example everyday situations in basic terms that can be applied to everyday life. His fables have a moral that can apply to peoples’ lives in many different ways.

Aesop was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story-teller born around 620 b.c. and died around 560 b.c. He was a slave, but he was given his freedom because of his literacy and storytelling. He was described with many physical deformities, and a speech impediment that was healed a deity. He was said to be a clever and persuasive. Many times when he was up for punishment, he would tell a story of the irony of the situation and the punishment. His death is a mystery just as much as his life was. The myth is that he won so much fame throughout Greece for his short stories, that he became the target of resentment in the town. Aesop supposedly stole a golden cup from town, and in result he was tossed from the cliffs as punishment for the theft.

The fable The Hare and The Frog is about a group of hares living in the forest always frighten by other animals, even scared of there own shadows. The hares said they would rather die then to live in fear and shame. So the hares raced down to the pond in the forest to drown themselves. While the hares were racing down to the pond, they made so much noise, they were heard by the group of frogs. The frogs were so frighten by the hares. The hares came to realize that they are even some creatures in the forest that are scared of them. The hares noticed that don’t have it as bad as they think. Aesop’s fable The Hares and The Frog speaks to me because I was so ungrateful for my past life. I have one situation that can be applied to this short story. When I was nineteen my favorite uncle was murdered. My uncle was the most generous man ever, the type of man that would give you his…...

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