Literary Elements In Trickster Tales

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Elements have various meanings, but when used in “Trickster Tales,” they are used to represent when one character tricks another character and it derides a message, lesson, or moral. In spite of, a number of elements present in “Trickster Tales,” it is extremely strenuous to get a grasp on every single element. During the course of a “Trickster Tale,” the trickster has presented characteristics based on their actions. The elements “Brain over Brawn,” “ Cleverness of the trickster,” “ Anthropology,” and “Gods and supernatural beings,” all have key parts in the tale to make the reader comprehend it exceptionally, by giving a mental image. The technique “Brain Over Brawn” is extremely significant in the case that the trickster can outwit his …show more content…
For example, In the tale “How Stories Came to Earth” the spider named Kwaku Anansi said, “The rain has come do you see me standing here with a leaf to cover my head?” “fly inside my empty gourd so that the rain will not beat at your wings”. Consequently, the hornets flew inside the gourd and Anansi captures them. This shows the cleverness of the trickster because he had a strategy to capture the Hornets. In the story “Coyote Steals Fire”, Coyote continually deranged Thunder so that he could not watch what he was up too. This shows the cleverness of “Cohe figured out a way to win against Thunder in a game of gambling. The last example is from the story “Master Cat, or Puss in Boots”. Puss in Boots put a little clover and lettuce into a pouch and laid down next to it and played dead. This shows proof that the cleverness of the trickster is in the tale since he had a machination to capture a rabbit. Overall, there was clear evidence on how clever the tricksters were in the three tales because they used their clever tricks in order to get what they …show more content…
“How Stories Came to Earth” characterizes anthropology in a lucid manner, since, the trickster “Kwaku Anansi” was acting, particularly wise owning the fact that he traveled all around the world on his web. “Looking more like a wise old man than a spider”. “Coyote steals fire” enables “Coyote” to inherit the characteristic of being tricky, since he was exceptionally good at playing games. “Now, Coyote is the trickiest fellow alive. He is the master of cheating at all kinds of games”. “Master Cat,” presented the “Cat” to act very formal and have similar behavior as if comparing to a prince. “Upon entering, bowed deeply to the king and said.“I am presenting you with a rabbit from my lord, the Marquis de Carabas”. Anthropomorphism is presented in trickster tales, not only does it represent giving mythical characters human characteristics, but rather to fabricate a comparison between a mythical character and how they act, to provide characteristics similar to living

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