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What is the fox like in "the Fox and the Grapes?"
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The fox is personified, as it has human traits. The fox exhibits these normal traits: He needs to satisfy his hunger, and knows that he can get the grapes only by leaping for them. He is also normal enough to maintain his own self-esteem by denigrating the prize when he fails. These traits are essential to Aesop’s moral, because the fable as a genre depends not on exceptional but on average or normal human behavior. The fox becomes a sort of every person in their behavior and exerts a realistic tendency to act a certain way when things don't work out to our satisfaction.
Posted by epollock on October 17, 2010 at 1:37 PM (Answer #1)
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