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Inquiry into Cultural Authenticity in Traditional Literature: Aesop’s Fables

by Judi Moreillon, Texas Woman’s University

Fables are another form of traditional literature. They are short stories written in prose or verse. The main characters are most often anthropomorphized animals whose behaviors demonstrate moral lessons. Fable tellers and writers end their stories with a maxim, or a statement that encapsulates the moral. The most famous fables in Western culture are attributed to a Greek named Aesop. Continue reading