Fable: Definition, Examples & Meaning

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      Fable is a literary device, a succinct fictional story, that involves animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature all of which are attributed human qualities as verbal communication. Such a literary genre ultimately leads to moral lesson. For example, George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegory with animals. As a fictitious narrative or statement, fable shows legendary stories of supernatural happenings. It is a narration intended to enforce a useful truth; especially one in which animals speak and act like human beings. Then ultimate message is served to the human beings to improve their wrong deeds if any or to go likewise for staying happy and fine. Similarly, fables teach moral and ethical lessons, like how to behave or how to treat people. Since the main characters are animals, they are a good way to introduce serious topics to children. Each animal represents a particular human fault or virtue, and what happens in the story is directly related to the animal’s personality.

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