Fables have historically been crafted to bring about clarity through distortion and distillation. From fairytales to the zodiac to the epic poem, we see animals reinterpreted in literary myth as a mode of self-recognition and cognitive resonance (or dissonance). Fables have the power to convey universal values, simplistic dualities, and causal relationships.
What fables do we tell ourselves?
How have fables played a role in cultural conditioning and personal values? What happens when they differ?
When do we depart from the truths of the fable?
How do we distance ourselves from reality to understand our experiences and construct new identities?