Analytical Paper: Fables and Parables


Please choose from one of the following:


Using two (or at most three) of the assigned fables, consider how they display different perspectives on competition and coexistence, justice and injustice, or individual and communal experiences. You might consider gender identity and/or social class in connection with these questions.

The parable narrative often leads us from concrete experience to spiritual awareness by contradicting our common sense or moral expectations. This contradiction may seem like a surprise, a paradox, or an inversion. Using two (or at most three) assigned parables, explore how parables move from concrete experience and the expectations we have about it to spiritual or philosophical messages.

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