The Three Brothers – Summary and Reasoning


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The Three Brothers – Summary and Reasoning


This folk tale is about an old man who died and the only property that left to his three sons were a scythe, a cat and a rooster. The three brothers being really poor decided to travel to foreign lands to find better luck. The only thing they took with them was what their father had left to each one of them. In their search for better luck they discovered that what their father had left them proved to be very useful and made them rich.



The tale is a traditional Greek tale.


The plot includes traveling to foreign lands in order to find better luck. What makes this tale interesting is the difference in the style of life and in the culture that we witness among people in different places.


When narrated orally it takes less than ten minutes.