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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

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    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

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    Trickster In Othello

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    The Trickster in Two Cultures Across many cultural stories and myths clear character archetypes emerge. One such archetype is the trickster. They are often characterized by playing pranks and manipulating the people around him. Two specific examples of the trickster are Iago in Othello and Loki from Norse mythology. In their respective stories these two characters are astonishingly similar. There are of course some differences between two, but the similarities they have allow for clear correlations

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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

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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

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    In all trickster tales, in one way or another, the trickster is helpful to others in the story. For example, in How Stories Came to Life, the trickster was Kwaku Anansi. This spider was helpful to all of the others around. He did this by collecting the stories from Sky God after his series of tasks. “And you can still see today that Aku and Aso tell their stories.” With them doing this, they are helping spread the great unheard stories that everyone wanted to here. Another example was Coyote in Coyote

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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

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    Title The Trickster is an archetype, an aggregate of abstract properties or characteristics, one which can be found in cultures worldwide. A trickster often breaks the rules of the gods and the nature, mischievously but mostly with good intentions. Tricksters can represent themselves as cunning or a fool; they shift through identities in order to question and cause people not to accept every concept easily. In Thinking with Trickster: sporadic illuminations for educational research, Esther Priyadharshini

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    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

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    Trickster Tales “Just get me a pouch and a pair of boots, and you’ll see that you don't have that bad of a deal.” Master cat said this in the trickster tale “puss in boots”, to his master. So that way his master wouldn't kill him, eat him, and turn his fur into hand warmers. Master cat was trying to get the miller's son to marry the princess of the land, to do that he had to convince her and the king that he was wealthy, when in reality he had no money and was starving. Even though both “Master

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