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What are some themes in "The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket"?

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In "The Grasshopper and the Bell Cricket ," the narrator watches a group of children collecting insects, which culminates in a scene where a boy finds a grasshopper. He seems to think this is quite a prize, and he offers it aloud to the group several times. Ignoring the claims of several other children, he turns his attention to a young girl who comes to claim it. However, when she sees it, she finds that it is something much more rare than a common grasshopper: the boy...

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