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"Squirrel" - fable of Krylov: plot, morality and modernity

When we go to school, we rarely think about itover the fact that in the fables of IA Krylov is hidden not only everyday, but a certain philosophical wisdom. In order that this truth does not escape from the present generation of schoolchildren, we also have bothered to write this article. It is dedicated to the product of the "Squirrel" (fable) of Krylov.

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The village is a holiday. On this occasion people are presented wonderfully wonderful - a squirrel in a wheel, she runs tirelessly all day. For this same miracle observed thrush, and since they speak the squirrel in the same language, he asked her what she was doing and what she was doing. The squirrel replied with an important air that she served as a messenger with the great master. And every day she has so much to do, that she does not even have time to eat and drink. "It can be seen," thought the thrush, "you run and run, but everything is in the same place." And with these words he flew from the scene.


Usually morality is presented to the reader by Krylovright here in the poem. In our case, according to the author, the product accurately hits those businessmen who create a kind of turbulent activity before themselves and others, but there is no practical sense in their movements, and they are very similar to the squirrel in the wheel. This is the moral of Krylov's fable "The Squirrel".

Is the morality of the fable true today?

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In general, I must say that the fable as a literaryform, as a certain genre, along with a parable or a fairy tale, is aging more slowly than everyone. And all because morality, along with the mockery, mounted inside it, is aimed at eternal human vices. If we specifically analyze the work of Krylov's "Squirrel" (fable), we will see that it is not very important what meaning the author himself put in the composition. It is much more important that it demonstrates in itself. The fable pursues the excessive self-conceit of a person about himself and his work.

Now, when all the people in Russia, whatever they areengaged in, call themselves managers, becomes extremely topical morality of the work "Squirrel" (Krylov's fable). And it's not even that people of ordinary professions - the seller or cleaner - have nothing to respect themselves, not at all. "All professions are important, all professions are needed." The problem is that this creates false self-conceit, which in the end hurts most of all to the person who suffers them.

How dangerous is the exaggeration of one's own value?

First of all, it closes the way for a personto development both in personal and in professional sense. The main thing is not what a person has achieved, but what he thinks about it. Of course, in this sense everything is individual, and everyone has their own capabilities and tops, but a person must always squeeze out the maximum of his potential from himself. And he is obliged to do this not for someone, but first of all for himself, for there is nothing more sad in life than wasted talent or unrealized opportunities. It is to this conclusion that brings us an analysis of the work "Belka" (Krylov's fable). Ivan Andreevich insists also on the fact that people should not be particularly conceited and spend time in vain.