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With this funny fable Aesop tries to show how ridiculous vanity and being conceited can sometimes be. The lie sometimes he becomes an accomplice of vanity and this is demonstrated by Aesop in the fable The Fox and the Monkey disputed his nobility.
With this fable Aesop uses irony to ridicule the supposed nobility of these two animals.
They traveled together a fox and a monkey chatting animatedly about nobility. While each was listing their titles, they came to a cemetery.
The bow he burst into tears and the fox asked him what was wrong with him. Showing him some graves, the monkey replied:
- How not to sob when I am on the tombstones of the slaves of my ancestors!
- Lie all you want - answered the fox -, because no one will get up to deny you!
Moral: The conceited always praise themselves when there is no one to discover them.
With these simple questions You will be able to discover if your son has understood the fable of The fox and the monkey disputing his nobility. Reading comprehension is one of the basic tools for your child to learn to enjoy reading.
- Are the fox and the monkey two animals that can possess nobility?
- Do you think the monkey was lying?
- Why do you think the monkey told that lie?
- Why did the fox know that the monkey was lying?
- Would you lie to show off?
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