Bernard Mandeville, The Grumbling Hive, 1705
Lines 1-6: What was the condition of the Hive?
Lines 31-34: What caused this condition?
Lines 45-58: What were the inhabitants of the Hive engaged in?
Lines 59-70: How did the Lawyers behave?
Lines 71-84: How did the Physicians behave?
Lines 85-100: How did the Priests behave?
Lines 139-154: How did the Judges behave?
Lines 155-168: What did these kinds of behavior lead to?
Lines 177-203: Is Vice a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? Why?
Lines 204-225: How did the inhabitants of the Hive feel about their condition?
Lines 226-231: What did Jove (God) do in response?
Lines 242-390: What was the result of this change?
Lines 405-408: Where did the bees wind up?
The Moral: What is the Moral of the story?