Negative aspect in terms of the treatment of the fox by Aesop.

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In Aesop's Fable, The introduction of the animals or fictitious characters should be marked with an unexceptionable care and attention to their natural attributes, and to the qualities attributed to them by universal popular consent. Foxes are known for its bad character in Fables. In reality, Foxes represent human as someone who is clever but cunning.

In the fable "the fox and the goat" and "the lion, the bear and the fox" Aesop had drawn our attention towards the character of the fox in the story. In fact, the moral and the saying of the story are related to the fox; how he treated another creature and how others would do to avoid from the fox. Foxes in the two fables that I had mention had a few negative aspects. Although the foxes are wise creature, they used their knowledge or intelligence in a wrong way. Foxes are also referred to as cunning.

There is a saying that goes like this: 'As cunning as a fox'. The foxes used others for their own benefits. They use others as a stepping stone to achieve success. They are a deceptive creature. For example, in the fable "the fox and the goat", the fox fell into a well and saw a goat passing by. The fox took the opportunity to trick the goat down the well and he succeeded. In this story, the fox are in trouble and he used his intelligence to find his way out. This shows that the fox uses his brain in times of danger. Yet, instead of getting help from others, he tricked the unwise goat to get to the land. Aesop had conveyed a hidden meaning behind this tale. He pinpoints the negative aspect of the fox in purpose representation of human motive. Aesop has also represent...