Fables are fond of listening to children, and adults see in themhidden meaning and "double bottom". Kids perceive them as fairy tales, because the protagonists of the work are animals, birds, insects. They are written in poetic form, but they are easily perceived, since the language is imaginative and accessible. Fables differ in satirical orientation. Also an obligatory part is morality - this is a definite conclusion to which the fabulist comes. Sometimes he directly voices it at the end of the work, and sometimes the reader must come to him himself. Krylov's fable "Elephant and Moska" is also an interesting and beloved one.
Fables have appeared for a long time. The ancient Greeks read Aesop, the French - Lafontaine. In Russia, his fables re-told and laid out his own language Krylov, who became the most famous Russian fabulist.
"Elephant and Moska" is one of the most famousworks written in this genre. In this fable there are two main characters. The passive is the Elephant. He is unusual for this area, so when he is led along the streets, crowds of people want to look at him. The dog Moska is active. In all possible ways, she tries to attract the attention of the Elephant and those around her. For this, Moska barks, screams and tears forward. It would seem that she does not achieve her goal, because the Elephant does not pay any attention to it, but continues to go forward. Krylov's fable "The Elephant and the Moska" shows that a truly great person does not care what opinion has been formed about him by people who do not mean him. Hula or wagging his tail - he does not care about them. However, Moska's behavior was noticed by her neighbor Shavka. She offers her friend to stop shaming, because her actions lead to nothing. To this Moska replies that she did not understand her idea at all. She does not intend to enter into an open conflict with the Elephant. On the contrary, she likes that without participating in a fight, she can create an opinion of herself as a big bully.
In this fable there is no separate paragraph where it would bethe conclusion is drawn. Therefore, there is no unequivocal morality. Some consider Moska a negative character who advertises himself, without any reason. Talking with her neighbor Shavka, she explains that although she sticks to Elephant, but not at all his opinion is important to her. He is only a way to show his strength and courage. It is to such conclusions that those who observe this scene should come. Moska behaves as a strategist, able to achieve the set goals by cunning and bypassing ways. Others believe that Krylov's fable "The Elephant and the Moska"