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Moral Purpose and Cultural Significance in Fables, Fairytales, Myths and Legends Danae Kaelin 3/8/2020 ENG/295 Susan Trestrail
Moral Purpose and Cultural Significance in Fables, Fairytales, Myths and Legends Fairytales and fables are often used to teach a moral lesson, these stories often teach valuable lessons while also trying to entertain children, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” (Hennessey) for example is one of the best fables for teaching lessons, “The Three Little Pigs” by James Orchard Halliwell, is also another story that teaches strategies and gives a social and emotional lesson to children. Some legends are based on true stories told through generations. The story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” (Hennessey) teaches a wonderful moral lesson to children about lying, the story follows a boy who cries that there is a wolf as he watches the sheep in the field multiple times when there was no wolf, finally the townspeople stopped believing him and when there really was a wolf nobody came to save the sheep. This story teaches children that they cannot lie, or nobody would

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