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Fables by Jean de la Fontaine (1621 - 1695) Jean de la Fontaine was a fabulist who reworked Aesop’s fables, and created some of his own. A fable is a short story intended to teach a moral lesson. Fables typically use animals and forces of nature as characters. Read the following four fables and consider the moral of each fable which in some cases in only implied. How can you relate the fable and its moral to life in 17th Century France? Consider how the King and the nobles lived at court as well as the rest of society. Also consider the religious tension and intolerance that lead to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Are these fables relevant to us in 21st Century America? The Horse and the Ass An Ass and rude horse were travelling together. The Horse carried little beyond his own tether. While the poor laden beast beside him did struggle; So overburdened that he finally faltered. He pleaded with the Horse to show him some pity, Else he would die before reaching the city.
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