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The Jay and the Peacock

The Jay and the Peacock

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  1. The Jay and the Peacock Traditional Version Illustrated by Shalini Marti (Spring 1999) http://www.umass.edu/aesop/jay/index.html

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  5. The Jay and the Peacock Modern Version Illustrated and retold by Shalini Marti (Spring 1999) http://www.umass.edu/aesop/jay/index.html

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  9. http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/

  10. Biography of Aesop • Born in 620 B.C., died in 564 B.C. • Deformed in body Accomplished in mind • A slave who gained freedom by his wit • Lived at the court of Croesus, King of Lydia • Be sent to a journey to Delphi • Met with a violent death

  11. Characteristics of Aesop’s Fables • Short stories • Fictitious characters (usu. animals) • Universal popular consent • No skilful introduction of characters and setting • Convey a hidden meaning (moral lesson) • Written in the end of the story • Aim at improvement of human conduct

  12. Fox Cunning and tricky Hare (rabbit) Timid Lion Bold and arrogant Wolf Cruel Horse Proud Ass (donkey) Patient Universal Popular Consent

  13. Moral Lesson of the Story • It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. • Good virtue does not depend on good-looking. • External appearance does not mean internal goodness. • Don’t judge people by their appearances.