This first required assignment asks you to write your own version of a traditional fairy tale. There is no DRAFT submission for the Fable Narrative, so please upload your essay as a .doc or .docx file into the Fable Narrative upload area for grading.
Traditional fables and fairy tales typically have some kind of moral lesson that serves as the main idea (or thesis).
For this assignment, you will write your own Fable Narrative with a thesis based on the main idea from one of the traditional stories that you read.
Option #2: What Really Happened to Little Red?
Revisit the original childhood tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" at http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0333.html#grimm. Identify the thesis and the primary supporting details. Keeping the main idea of the story, rewrite the ending, beginning with this sentence:
“Meanwhile the wolf ran straight to the grandmother's house and knocked at the door.”
Consider creating an introduction that summarizes the beginning of the story and ends with the thesis statement. A thesis statement for this essay should be an overview of the fable’s moral and a brief preview of the main events in the remainder of the story that you are rewriting.
Thesis example: “Before Little Red Riding Hood leaves her house, her mother reminds her of the dangers of talking to strangers, but Red doesn’t realize that evil can sometimes disguise itself and hurt family members.”
After you create the thesis, begin rewriting the fable’s new ending in the first body paragraph beginning with the suggested sentence: “Meanwhile the wolf ran straight to the grandmother's house and knocked at the door.” Remember to sum up the story as well as the moral in the conclusion.
Formatting and Submission Requirements
Tip: Remember to apply the concepts you're learning in the course, including elements of grammar, punctuation, thesis development, and other skills.
Tip: In either option, please avoid copying and pasting any portions of the original fable.
Header: Include a header in the upper left-hand corner of your writing assignment with the following information:
- Your first and last name
- Course Title (Composition I)
- Assignment name (Fable Narrative)
- Current Date
Length: This assignment should be at least 500 words.
- Last name and page number in upper-right corner of each page (To insert page numbers in your Word document, click or tap Insert > Page Number.)
- Double-spacing throughout
- Title, centered after heading
- Standard font (Times New Roman or Calibri)
- 1” margins on all sides
- Save the file as .docx or .doc format
Underline your thesis statement.