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Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:35 PM

Is The Town Mouse, The Country Mouse early propaganda for superiority of rural life?

It's an extremely old tale with many variations in different countries and eras.

(Read up on it to supplement what I remember reading yrs ago as a kid.)

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Reply Is The Town Mouse, The Country Mouse early propaganda for superiority of rural life? (Original post)
bobbieinok Feb 2019 OP
Ptah Feb 2019 #1
handmade34 Feb 2019 #2
bobbieinok Feb 2019 #3
LawnKorn Feb 2019 #4

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:38 PM

1. propaganda?

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Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:40 PM

2. yup.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:44 PM

3. At least 1 version teaches setting low goals, expectations

In that one the country mouse is envious but after being chased by a cat in town decides to stay at home and be content with the simple life.

One could claim the moral of that version is that the lower classes shouldn't desire to rise above their station.

It's a bit of fun to examine various kid stories and try to figure out why that particular tale was told at that particular time.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 09:33 PM

4. Have you heard Harry's version?

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