Write an essay about 10 of the fables that appeal to you, compare, contrast and find the similarities of these fables. Similar morals, similar animal characters, etc. These fables are very short, and often have the same animals conveying different messages.

 One of the ways to attack this assignment is to pick one of animals used often in several of the fables and compare the foibles and attributes displayed; Why would Aesop choose this particular animal so often? What are the characteristics this animal is known for? What are the lessons to be learned?