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What is the plot of the "Fox and The Grapes"?

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markwel | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 17, 2010 at 1:48 PM via web

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What is the plot of the "Fox and The Grapes"?

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted October 17, 2010 at 1:53 PM (Answer #1)

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The plot develops out of the desire the fox has for the grapes as contrasted with his inability to reach them. The resolution is his minimizing the reward he cannot gain. The conclusion is therefore the fox does not end up with the grapes and is "sour." This fable gives the phrase “sour grapes,” one might begin thinking if you can explain the meaning of the phrase. From there it is natural to believe that the fable is applicable to the general attitude of people toward the unattainable (even though here the exemplar is the fox).

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted October 18, 2010 at 12:40 AM (Answer #2)

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Fox and the grapes is one of the more well known of the Aesop's Fables. The story illustrates the common tendency of people to speak unfavourably of thing that they are unable to get for themselves, although in reality they may like it.

The plot of the story is that a fox tries to reach up to and eat grapes that he sees growing, but is unable to reach them because they are too high. Realizing that he cannot get the grapes, the fox gives up effort to reach the grapes, commenting that the gapes are sour, and therefor not worth eating.

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