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ERIC Number: EJ1121846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1411–3031
Learning from Fables: Moral Values in Three Selected English Stories
Abrar, Mukhlash
Dinamika Ilmu, v16 n1 p47-58 2016
Fable is not just a fun story, but it certainly has the moral lesson(s) inside of the storyline. This research tries to portray ethical value(s) in three selected English fable stories as well as to let the readers know that they can learn something from the fables. With this study, the researcher also correlated the value(s) to real life and Islamic views. To achieve the research objectives, the researcher employed qualitative research design with descriptive analysis as an attempt to provide an in-depth and comprehensive explanation of the data. The data of this study, based on the researcher's random survey on Primary and Junior High Schools students on January -June 2015, are three selected English fable stories entitled "The Rabbit and the Turtle," "The Fox and the Goat," and "The Monkey and the Crocodile." The results indicate that each fable has, at least, a moral lesson in its narrative, among others: "Never underestimate the weakest opponent," "Never give up is the key of success," "Look before you leap," "Being smart helps better in life," and "Trust is the basis of the relationship." Contains a bibliography.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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