Rich vs. Poor

             “Once upon a time . . .” is a phrase used in fairy tales. A fairy tales is a story, for children, involving unbelievable things such as fairies, wizards, goblins, dwarfs, dragons, princesses, knights and other magical creatures. Many of these fairy tales were created years ago to entertain children. There are two brothers who created many of these tales; they are Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The brother’s made up stories ranging from fairy tales to religious allegories. One religious allegory that I thought was intriguing was “The Poor Man and the Rich Man.” This story was written between the late 1700s and the early 1800s. In the story, the brothers showed how money and appearance change the way people view other people.
             The rich man, in the story, can be seen as rude, uncaring and self-involved. For example, “Then the rich man heard someone knocking at his door, he opened the window and asked the stranger what he wanted. The Lord answered, I only ask for a night's lodging. Then the rich man looked at the traveler from head to foot, and as the Lord was wearing common clothes, and did not look like one who had much money in his pocket, he shook his head, and said, no, I cannot take you in, my rooms are full of herbs and seeds” (Grimm, 1999). So the rich man without knowing the traveler was the Lord sent him away because he looked like a common, poor man. We know that when the Grimm Brother’s lived, people were very religious; therefore, had the rich man known it was the Lord he would have given the Lord the best of everything he had. Since the rich man did not give the Lord a chance he lost out on the Lord’s free gifts.
             When someone comes knocking on our door, we should not just help him or her for the pure motive of getting something out of it. Also, when we do help someone we should give him or her our best instead of other peoples best. For instance, “There were two men in a certain town. One was rich, and one wa...

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