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Fables Module - The Fox and the Grapes - Participate

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  1. Moral of the Story: Often times, people tend to demean and pretend to dislike the things that are far beyond their reach, in actuality.

  2. Key Fable Elements:

  • Moral/lifelong lesson that was taught: "Often times, people tend to demean and pretend to dislike the things that are far beyond their reach, in actuality."

  • Animals: The Fox

  • Setting: Forest with a vine tree containing a bunch of grapes

  • Introduction with animals: "One day... A Fox"

  • Sequencing the Events of the Story: First the Fox sees the beautiful bunch of grapes hanging from the tree, his mouth watered, for he longed for them. Then, he realizes effort will be required to obtain the grapes so he begins to jump to try to catch them. The first jump he fails. The second jump he begins with a running start, but, he still fails. He tries again and again. Finally, he looks to the grapes in disgust and decides the grapes are suddenly not worth it, for they are sour.

  • Conclusion of Story/Moral: The story ends with Fox becoming disgusted by the grapes and belittling their taste or his true desire for them after not being able to obtain them through various attempts.

  1. Questions to Ask Students:

 

  • What is the lifelong lesson is this Fable? Do you think it is important? Why or why not?

  • Describe Fox's feelings at the end of the fable. Do you think he was right to act the way he did? Why or why not?

  • Can you think of a time when you experienced the lesson in this fable? If so, how did you feel?

  • What are some words of encouragement you would give to the Fox?

  • In this fable, the bunch of grapes were like a goal the Fox wanted to reach and obtain. What is one goal, hope, or dream you have in your life? Will you give up like Fox?