Learning materials in this activity is about main sections; Key Features of The Text. Study them carefully and do each of the tasks that follows.
Study the following explanation.
Fable is a literary genre: a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that are anthropomorphized (given human qualities, such as the ability to speak human language) and that illustrates or leads to a particular moral lesson (a "moral"), which may at the end be added explicitly as a pithy maxim. a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters;
- A story not founded on fact
- A story about supernatural or extraordinary persons or incidents;legend
- A fable is intended to provide a moral story.
- Fables personify the animal characters.
- The purpose of writing fables is to convey a moral lesson and message.
- Fables also give readers a chance to laugh at the follies of human beings, and they can be employed for the objective of satire and criticism. They are very helpful in teaching children good lessons based on examples. However, in literature, fables are used for didactic purposes at a much broader level.
The Generic structure of the text are
- Orientation/setting : introducing the characters of the story, the time and the place, the story happen (who/what, when and where)
- Complication/events: a series of events in which the main character attempts to solve the problem.
- Resolution : the ending of the story containing the problem solution.
- Reorientation : the conclusion
Please read the following learning materials in Learning Activity 2, then do the next tasks!