The Dog And The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs Comparison

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Compare/Contrast Theme Essay By being too greedy, you will probably end up with nothing. This is a good theme for both of the two fables, The Dog and His Reflection, retold by Tony Payne, and The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, retold by Nicky Grischotti. In both fables, the characters are greedy. They both wanted more of what they already had. When they tried to get more, though, they lost what they had and didn’t gain any more. In The Dog and His Reflection, the dog started out as a good pup named “Patch,” and was so good he was allowed to stay inside the farm house instead of outside with the other dogs. Then he grew up and started to be bad. He grabbed the tablecloth in his teeth and pulled it off the table, yanking the farmers’ meal off with it, and ate it all before the farmer came back. This shows that he was being…show more content…
While the dog had started out a good dog, Attacus had always been greedy. The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs is more extreme with pure gold eggs and large sums of money while The Dog and His Reflection is less about funds than just being too greedy for more. The ends of these stories are different too. In The Dog and His Reflection, Patch ends up being a nice dog again, but in The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, Attacus greed loses everything and goes back to living in a run down pigsty. While they address the theme differently, both stories reflect the theme of not being too greedy or you will go overboard and lose everything. From these two stories you can learn not to be greedy, for you don’t want to get what happened to Attacus Greeb! The Dog and His Reflection still portrays a good lesson, as the dog wasn’t given any love after he became greedy. Don’t be greedy, for it could cost you all you have. I learned a

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