Aesop Presentation Script Hi, today my presentation is going to me about
Well, not me, Alexandra,but my stage me, Aesop. Unless you havent been listening in class, then youwould know that I am the proud storyteller of over 140 fables. The reason Ididnt say writer is because I didnt write them. I never wrote them down. Ijust told my stories verbally. I began to tell my stories as a child, when I wasworking as a slave. I was born 620 BC, and grew up as a slave for manydifferent masters, one of them named Jedmond. Through my entirechildhood, I was whipped for the smallest infractions. My typical day as achild slave would be waking up at four oclock in the morning, eating a verysmall piece of bread for breakfast, then setting straight out to work in thefields. It was when my master heard my stories that he promoted me fromworking in the harsh conditions out in the fields, to working in the house,which is much more sophisticated.I began to reach fame in my early adulthood. My stories stretched acrossGreece, and even royalty managed to get a piece of them. I spent myadulthood working as a servant for a very rich and powerful king. Fromthis, I became wealthy. Soon after, they were the gossip in Mesopotamiatoo. I believe my fables are so famous because they contain morals that areexpressed in a unique way, and almost everyone can relate to them, whichis what keeps the audience engaged. In my time, my fables are aimed at adults, but I can see that theyve slowly developed into childrens stories. Ido believe that children should hear these stories, since the messages areones that should be taught to children at a very early age.The fables were originally told in Greek, and then they got translated intoEnglish, Latin, Chinese, Spanish and French. A few examples of my fablesare: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Ant and the Dove, and the Hare and theTortoise (my favourite), which is the one I will read to you now.One day, a hare was boasting to the tortoise about how fast and victorioushe was.Though you are as swift as the wind, I could beat you in a race. Protestedthe tortoise.The hare, believing that his thought was completely impossible, challengedhim to a race.The fox started the race. The hare shot off down the path and left thetortoise plodding along slowly behind him. The hare laughed as he ran.Youll never catch me!The tortoise was keeping a slow but steady pace, and kept a calm face.The hare was reaching the end of the course, but decided to take a short nap.Even if I take a short nap, he still wont pass me! laughed the hare, and fellinto a deep sleep.The hare had not realized that the tortoise happened to be just around thecorner, and so he plodded on, passed the sleeping hare, and through thefinish line.