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  • Trickster Tales : The Trickster Tale

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    Trickster Tales Trickster tales enact in a tremendous amount of the history in most cultures, Africa being the most relevant. Therefore, the trickster tales passed down in varied cultures throughout generations have much value. Some of the supplementary famous tales being How Stories came to Earth, Coyote Steals Fire, and Master Cat. Throughout this time analyzing these stories, it has helped define a better judgement of what a trickster in a trickster tale actually represents. Nevertheless, in

  • The Trickster Essay

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    The Trickster Karl Jung's explanation for the archetypes that surface in cultural and religious literature is that they are the product of what he calls the collective unconsciousness. That thread of consciousness that connects all human beings and cultures around the world. Yet it is not visible to the naked eye, one must look for the signs of it by researching cultures who are long gone and comparing them to each other and our own. Studying it reminds us that all humans are bound together by

  • The Characteristics Of A Trickster Story

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    great trickster story, the story must contain certain qualities along with the characters having certain characteristics. Among these traits, three are very important in the story. The use of anthropomorphism, the gods, spirits and supernaturals, and the negative qualities of the trickster. All of these are equally important, but in there own way. The Use of Anthropomorphism plays a big rule in a trickster tale. Anthropomorphism is giving non-human characters human qualities. In the trickster tale

  • Trickster Tales : The Trickster, Gods, Spirits, And Master Cat

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    Trickster tales enact in a tremendous amount of the history in most cultures, Africa being the most relevant. Therefore the trickster tales passed down in varied cultures throughout generations have much value. Some of the supplementary famous tales being How Stories came to Earth, Coyote Steals Fire, and Master Cat. Throughout this time analyzing these stories, it has helped define a better judgement of what a trickster in a trickster tale actually represents. Nevertheless, in the three tales all

  • Examples Of Trickster Archetype

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    Tricksters The Merriam- Webster English dictionary defines an archetype as a “perfect example of something”. A trickster is one who exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge, and uses it to deceive others or disobey conventional rules. The trickster archetype appears frequently in literary and non-literary pieces due to its ability to add suspense and amusement to a story. Loki, for example, a popular example of a trickster; the Norse fire god’s image was preserved for centuries in

  • The Negative Elements Of A Trickster Tales

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    Trickster Tales A trickster embodies the energies of mischief and desire for change. This character provides the comic relief necessary to ease dramatic tension that builds up in the story. They cut egos down to size and poke fun at absurd or stagnant situations. They also show all or most types of elements. The characters Anansi in “How stories came to Earth,” Coyote in “Coyote steals fire,” and the cat in “Master Cat” all show the use of most or all elements of tricksters. All of the elements

  • Trickster-God-Creator

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    Tricksters appear in the mythology and folklore of many cultures around the world. Although the power and relative divinity of each Trickster varies from tradition to tradition, Tricksters have important roles in the creation, development, and sometimes destruction, of each culture. The Coyote of Native North American traditions is often depicted as assisting the “Great Mystery” or “Great Spirit” in the creating and populating of the world (Leeming). In the Greek myths Hermes is initially a sly infant

  • Trickster Tales of Native Americans Essay

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    associated with each other, quite the opposite in fact. However, when it comes to the trickster tales of Native Americans, each word is associated with the other and describes more or less the same person or animal. To Native American people a trickster affects the world for an infinite number of reasons, including instruction and enjoyment. A trickster, like the name implies, is a cunning deception. A trickster can be a hero. However, at the same time he could introduce death. How is that heroic

  • Essay about The Trickster in Myth

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    The Trickster in Myth Trickster myths, a significant part of most cultures if not all, have permeated the legends and folklore of peoples since the early days of civilized man. The ancient Greeks had Hermes, the Chinese the Monkey King, and the Native American Indians the coyote. These diverse tricksters found within cultures often have many commonalities with each other, and then, often they do not. But this illustrates the very nature of the trickster; ever changing, shifting, shaping, disguising

  • Clownish Elements In Trickster Tales

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    People read Trickster Tales many times during their lifetime and although they can be very different by the means of plot, setting, and characters, they can be tightly interconnected by certain, unnoticed, hidden elements that we as readers don’t think much of as we are reading. The incorporation of these hidden elements in a story help to form a Trickster Tale, such as humorous/clownish elements, uses of anthropomorphism, and the characters use of brain over brawn. A story has to contain these elements

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