The moral of the story "The Ant and the Grasshopper" is that it is important to be prepared and work hard in case hard times occur. The story was written by Aesop. More »

Grasshoppers are eaten by birds, spiders, snakes, rodents and insects. In Mexico and Africa, grasshoppers are eaten by humans for their high protein content. Grasshoppers eat cereal crops, grass and leaves, but some spec... More »

Many short stories, including some of "Aesop's Fables," are allegories that contain unstated moral, social or political commentaries. For instance, the result of the animals' race in "The Tortoise and the Hare" implies t... More »

An example of a fable would be "The Ant and the Grasshopper," by the Greek fabulist Aesop. A fable is a short fictional story, often containing elements such as anthropomorphic animals, written for the benefit of a concl... More »

In Western culture, the carefree grasshopper may symbolize laziness and frivolity, reflecting the portrayal of the insect in Aesop's fable, "The Grasshopper and the Ant." The grasshopper also symbolizes taking a leap of ... More »

Because fables are fairly simple stories, a good moral for a fable should be a simple lesson that a child can easily understand. Fables are great stories for children because they are usually quite short and involve anim... More »

Various interpretation of the moral of "Rapunzel" concern the inevitability of the life cycle and procreation. Other interpretations of the story focus on the struggle of the young against the old, according to SurLaLune... More »