Many of you probably have heard the story called The Boy Who Cried Wolf. As we all know, the story goes that a little shepherd decides to pull a prank on the villagers by telling them to come and help him because his flock of sheep is being attacked by a wolf. Then, of course, a wolf really does come along but the villagers do not believe the young shepherd and all his sheep are killed.
Some people may have heard the story, Washington’s Cherry Tree.For those of you who don’t know it here it is: When George Washington was a young boy he received a hatchet. One day young George walked through his garden and he saw his father’s prized cherry tree. He took out his hatchet and with one mighty swing, he struck the tree and it fell. When his father asked him if he knew who did it George replied, “Father I cannot lie, I was the one who cut down your cherry tree.”
We all know that the morale of both of these stories is that you should not lie. Now some people believe that George Washington’s story is real. I don’t think that it is. I believe that the writer copied the morale of The Boy Who Cried Wolf but just changed the characters and changed the plot around. A lot of other stories have been changed around but the morale stays the same. Some examples are: The Grasshopper and the Ant with The Little Red Hen.