What is the fox like in "the Fox and the Grapes?"

Asked on

1 Answer | Add Yours

Top Answer

epollock's profile pic

Posted on (Answer #1)

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.

We’ve answered 395,740 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question