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Introduction to Mythology


 

Fables

 

Fables are short stories involving clever people or animals. The stories teach moral lessons that are set forth at the end of the story. When animals are used in fables, they talk and behave like people, even though they have the physical appearance of animals.

 

Examples:

Aesop's Fables - Aesop (6th Century B.C.)

Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945)

 

 


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