Aesop Summary

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  • 12 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (12)

6,986 words, approx. 24 pages
In the following excerpt, Perry discusses the development of fable writing in Classical Greek and Roman literature, the transmission of the text of the fables, what constitutes a fable, and the influe... Read more
1,230 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following essay, Congdon suggests that fables, using animals as abstract qualities, show individuals that they cannot control God but they can control themselves. Since there was probably neve... Read more
6,261 words, approx. 21 pages
In the following essay, Clark analyzes the significant differences between Robert Henryson's version and the more established version of Aesop's fables of "The Cock and the Jewel&... Read more
3,735 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following essay, Reinstein shows that Aesop's fables, which reflect a non-idealistic and self-reliant approach to human interactions, were preferred by older, married, non-white, working... Read more
2,346 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following essay, Perkins argues that Aesop's fables do not promote the morality of kindness and generosity that the fables of the Indian "Jatakas" do, and that Aesop'... Read more
3,560 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following essay, Mirel analyzes the treatment given to the Aesopic fable of "The Fox and the Crow" by various authors representative of ways of interpreting Aesop labelled as the ... Read more
2,697 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following essay, Wilson surveys opinions of various Victorian writers regarding the explicit moral statements in Aesop's fables, showing that writers believed their readers wanted to be ... Read more
2,568 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following essay, Pflieger discusses the effect that the use of illustrations has on the interpretation of individual fables. With their minimal plots, fables seem a natural choice for picture b... Read more
3,587 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following essay, Taylor discusses how and why various poets change the moral of the "The Grasshopper and the Ant." I cannot claim that I learned to read from Dick and Jane; I can,... Read more
5,244 words, approx. 18 pages
In the following essay, Priest discovers the first appearance of "The Dog in the Manger" fable in the 1476/7 collection of Steinhöwel, traces the authority for its inclusion in th... Read more
4,673 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following excerpt, Blackham defines the fable through a discussion of its traditional definition, its relation to parable and allegory, its images, its purpose, and its sources. (i) A reviewer ... Read more
1,745 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following essay, Edwards finds an allusion to Aesop in the "Roman d'Alexandre " that is not based on Phaedrus, Avianus, or any known French Translation, and so may be based... Read more