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IS Project

Aesop’s Fables and Parables of the New Testament

Makala Ross

on 16 May 2011

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-Farm/Countryside Aesop’s Fables and Parables of the New Testament By: Abby Weiby, Emily Lerick, Makala Ross, Marisa Dosedel
and Mary Pumper Fables short story Illustrates morals talking animals or animated objects as characters non religious children stories moral taught through fictional characters and actions non allegorical Parables story or anology that reveals a divine meaning religious uses allegories to disclose the moral message found in the New Testament short story or narrative Purpose of: Fables: Parables: Told to give the reader a moral message through fictional characters and settings Unlike parables, allegories are not a common literary device Characters were not symbols for other meanings To teach a message through everyday encounters that listeners would be affected by Reader altered stories due to audience Ex: group of shephards-hearders and flock of sheep Aesop (Fables) -Lived in 6th century BC, 2000 years ago -Greek, no known birth place, was murdered (thrown off cliff~mutiny) -Born as a slave, friendly with owner -> given freedom.....when freed got involved with public affairs -Told fables, taught lessons in form of morals; 100+ fables written -Wrote about human nature and interaction; fables intended for adult audiences (not children) -never wrote down stories; stories changed by oral tradition-> after death, stories written in almost all languages New Testament (Parables) Book Author and Description Mathew Mathew was an Apostle who was credited with writing and bearing the name of one of the Gospels. Mark Mark was a leading figure in the church and was also an Apostle. He was also credited with writing most of Mark located in the New Testament. Luke Luke, a very intelligent man, is seen as a great figure in history. He traveled with Paul while preaching the word of God. He was also said to have written the books of Acts. The Goose and the Golden Egg Thesis: Through Aesop's fables and Parables in the new testament the reader learns moral lessons. Comparing two genres of short stories (parable/fable), one being about finding the moral message through fiction and another for finding a greater meaning through religious background Several authors for both fables and parables -Country man -Goose -Greed over gold and wealth -Country man kills goose, finds no gold -Result? The Foolish Rich Man -Jesus -Man -Brother of Man -Disciples -Farm -Greed over money and land -Jesus tells story to disciples about greed and sharing Similarities Characters are men Typical farm setting Moral about greed Plot about wanting more of something The Boasting Traveler The Two Sons Message: actions speak louder than words Characters questioning other's actions Asked and challenged to a physical task Both come from their home Comparison: compare two people and their righteousness Sons are given a choice: obey or disobey Judged by everyday citizens Judged by God Man makes up his actions when he lies similarities The Good Samaritan The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion receive help ass and fox die fox looks out for self people just leave him to do good deeds to not do bad things Similarities think only of selves Betrayals life/death consequences doesn't matter who gets hurt teaches through everyday occurrences Recap/Conclusion Bibliography Bloopers! :P fables are childrens's stories told through fictional characters, non allegorical and non religious parables are short stories using allegories to find a religious meaning aesop was a slave who wrote many fables that are seen today and also did not write down any of his stories, wrote more than 100 fables and intended for adult audiences writers Luke, Mark and Mathew of the New Testement, which parables are found, were great inspirations in the church and were all, but Luke, Apsotles Works Cited

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