What Is the Moral of the Story "The Ant and the Grasshopper"?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 12, 2020 8:09:35 PM ET
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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.

The story of "The Ant and the Grasshopper" is about an ant that that was busy moving ears of corn around while the grasshopper was lazing around. The grasshopper wanted the ant to stop and talk to him, but the ant was too busy preparing for winter. The grasshopper insisted that they had enough food for winter, but when the cold weather came, he realized that the ant was right and he should have been prepared.

The story was one of several fables that were written by a storyteller and slave known as Aesop. He lived on the island of Samos and he eventually became a free man. The fables all contained a moral that was a lesson that children could learn from the fable. Aesop wrote stories often with animal characters as he knew that these would encourage the children to read and to learn. One of the most famous fables that Aesop wrote was "The Tortoise and the Hare" that had a moral of "slow and steady wins the race."