Write a tale of two to three paragraphs. Keep in mind that stories offer a lesson. They often include a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning sets up the story line while the end summarises it.
Follow the instructions below to try your hand at writing a tale.
In traditional fables, the main character learns from a major blunder, and the story concludes with a moral meant to summarize the lesson learned. A powerful and succinct narrative in which each component—character, setting, and action—contributes clearly and directly to the story's ending and moral is required while writing a fable.
Fabulists use a variety of techniques to make their stories come alive. They may use paradoxes or oxymorons (words that appear to be contradictions in terms) to provoke thought and discussion about what exactly it means to tell a true story. The fabulist may also include elements that seem contradictory or unexpected in order to challenge readers to figure out how everything fits together. For example, a fabulist might have a character act irrationally in order to demonstrate that everyone acts rationally; he or she might also include bizarre or surreal images or events in order to challenge readers' belief systems.
Fabulists often take creative liberty in naming characters, places, and things within their stories. This allows them to comment on issues such as history, society, politics, or culture without explicitly taking a position. For example, George Orwell's novel 1984 is an allegory for his views on Big Brotherism and its threat to freedom. J.K. Rowling has said that when she writes about characters other than Harry Potter, she makes up names for them herself instead of using real-life people as sources of inspiration.
To teach the key elements of a narrative, use a fable that your pupils are acquainted with: character, place, issue, climax, and resolution. Discuss the story's characters and ask them to identify the setting. Discuss the connections between character kinds and appropriate settings. Ask your pupils to think about how the situation of each character influences their actions.
The climax is what brings everything together; it is what makes the story complete. A good story will have a clear climax with no ambiguities about what has been resolved or not. In some stories, the climax is sudden; in others, it comes after a long buildup. You can also call it a turning point. Whatever term you choose to use, make sure your pupils understand what you mean by it.
Finally, ask your pupils to think about how the resolution affects each character. Does anyone get what they want at the end of the story? What happens to the characters?
Fables are useful because they usually have a simple message hidden within them. By discussing the various aspects of the story, you can help your pupils understand this message better.