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No. Some fairy tales don't have morals, and lots that do have morals that aren't that useful. For instance, the Grimm brothers wrote many amoral stories, and many (not just the Grimm's) are believed to be jabs at the government or royalty at the time. (Possible)* Examples: Snow White is based on Margarete von Waldeck, a girl with a horrible relationship ...


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No. There's a terminology conflict here. A fairy tale is a fantastical adventure, set in an indistinguishable far-off place and time, in which a good character goes through hardship and comes out with a good/happy ending. A fable, such as Aesop's fables, is likewise a fictional tale, but is usually shorter and does illustrate a moral point. For example, ...


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You've misunderstood a few minor aspects and one whopping big major aspect of the ending and moral of the Hunger Games series. I'll get the most important point out of the way first. The 76th Hunger Games with Capitol children almost certainly never happened. To understand this, we have to consider what Katniss's motivation was for supporting Coin's plan. ...


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The reason he wrote it is very interesting. He thought of the "person's a person, no matter how small"from his experiences in post-war Japan. He had drawn anti-Japanese cartoons during the war, and he realizes this: [from an interview here] Well, Japan was just emerging, the people were voting for the first time, running their own lives—and the theme ...


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You have actually used the word in your question: such tales are parables. The term parable often is given narrow application that refers to specifically a story from the Gospels that illustrates a specific moral teaching, such as the parable of the Good Samaritan. But more broadly, the term is used in non-Biblical contexts too. For example, the stories of ...


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This type of literature is known as didactic literature; the term refers to any work of literature that aims to instruct the reader. Hesiod's Works and Days is an early Greek example; Lucretius's De rerum natura and Virgil's Georgica are two Latin examples. The Middle Ages produced a lot of didactic literature, most of it in verse. Examples in Middle English ...


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