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Transcript of Aesop's Fables
and the Mouse The Hare and the Tortoise The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing The Ant and the Grasshopper - Allegory Poem
-"Well then,' remarked the ants, as they laughed and shut their storehouse...''
Ants- smarter choice
Grasshopper- live in the moment -Legendary?
-source of 600+ fables
-Name means "of African descent'' Aesop's Fables -Allegory Poem
-Never underestimate anyone -Allegory Poem
-Never take advantage of the disadvantaged
-"All right,' said the hare, 'you'll soon live to regret those words.'''
Hare-cocky person with natural ability
Tortoise-slow and steady, smart thinkers
-"Though you may be as swift as the wind, I'll beat you in a race.'' -Allegory Poem
-"Thinking that it would be easier to earn a living if he disguised himself, a wolf put on a sheep's skin
-politicians Kaylyn Gannaway Where was he born?
-the ancient colony of Thrace
-the Greek islands of Samos
-the city of Athens
-Sardis, the capitol of Lydia -physical deformity & speech impediment -Born into slavery Ancient Greece The Marriage of the Sun -Allegory Poem
-"the sun was going to be married''
-"All the birds and beasts were delighted at the thought''
-"the frogs were determined to celebrate''
-society and the need to gossip Allegory -a story or poem that is more than it appears to be
-2nd meaning is often used to teach Works Cited: -Allegory Poem
-Strength in Numbers
string-father/farmer The Bundle of Sticks Morals -slow and steady wins the race - little friends may prove great friends -Too much of a good thing is a bad thing -in unity there is strength -Idleness brings want The Ants and the Grasshopper The Hare and the Tortoise The Lion and the Mouse The Marriage of the Sun The Bundle of Sticks -looks can be deceiving The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing He doesn't even have a chance portrait of Aesop painted by Diego Velazquez in about 1639. From the collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. -Personification
-"the mouse began pleading for mercy and declared that he had not consciously intended to offend the lion.
-attitudes of today's society -Metaphor
- "so it is with you, my sons''
- the father compares his sons to the sticks
-"you'll be broken as easily as these sticks'' Aesop - Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read "Aesop's Fables." Aesop's Fables. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Online. Discuss.." The Literature Network: Online classic literature, poems, and quotes. Essays & Summaries. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2013. May 2013. Zipes, Jack. Aesop's fables. New York: Signet Classics, 2004. Print.