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Aesop’s Fables. Information and Selected Fables. Definition. Fable: a short moral story (often with animal characters) Moral: the significance of a story or event. perl / webwn. Who was Aesop?.

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Aesop s fables

Aesop’s Fables

Information and Selected Fables


  • Fable: a short moral story (often with animal characters)

  • Moral: the significance of a story or event.

Who was aesop
Who was Aesop?

  • Aesop was a Greek folk hero who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century BC. He gained a great reputation as a teller of animal fables.

Who was aesop continued
Who was Aesop (Continued)

  • Through these many fables, Aesop showed the wise and foolish behaviour of people, and taught a lesson in the form of a moral.

Who was aesop continued1
Who was Aesop (Continued)

  • Not much is known about the life of Aesop. It is believed Aesop was a slave. It is said that his wisdom so delighted one of his masters that he was given his freedom.

Selected fables
Selected Fables

  • The Bundle of Sticks

  • The Hare and the Tortoise

  • The Wind and the Sun

  • The Crow and the Pitcher

  • The Shepherd’s Boy

  • The Ant and the Grasshopper

  • The Lion and the Mouse

  • The Dog and the Shadow

Your task
Your Task

  • Answer the questions for each of Aesop’s Fables. Save them into a separate word document and email them to me. Marks will be deducted for not following the format.

  • Make sure you download the file AESOP.DOC,it has the stories and questions.


  • Make a new word document

  • Write the title of each fable before you answer the questions

  • Questions must be answered in full sentences

  • Reread your answers

Your assignment wednesday
Your Assignment (Wednesday)

  • Choose a different moral that interests you (you may check on the internet if you’re having trouble).

  • Build a fable around that moral using animal characters.

  • Remember, fables are to the point and try to teach a moral by not being totally obvious (make your reader think)