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 »

A literary example of a fable is the classic children's story "The Tortoise and the Hare." A tale is a fable if it centers on a moral lesson, and they often have animals as protagonists. In "The Tortoise and the Hare," t... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

Funny fables with morals include "The Gnat and the Bull," "Belling the Cat" and "The Fox and the Goat." Each story is one of Aesop's fables. More »

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 »

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 »

The story of the lion and the mouse is an Aesop's fable that uses these two dynamically different animals to depict how mercy brings its own reward. It also shows that no being is too small to help a greater being. Furth... More »