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    as 'myths' or the collection of such stories which usually deal with the human condition, good and evil, human origins, life and death, the afterlife, and the gods. Myths express the beliefs and values about these subjects held by a certain culture (Mark). Myths are always true psychologically, sociologically, and anthropologically. In mythology and in the study of religion and folklore, a trickster is an example of a Jungian Archetype. The trickster is characterized in a story as one who disguises themselves as something or someone else, one who plays tricks, and one who goes against normal rules, regulations, and behaviors. He has a great deal of intellect and knowledge and uses it to his advantage. The trickster comes in many forms, including: animals (coyotes or ravens), men, women, spirits, proto gods, and titans in Greek or Roman culture. The logic behind having tricksters is that they are funny, they explain the origins of things, they help us to define our group and behavior, and they provide relief.…

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    Trickster Story Analysis

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    A trickster, essentially, is a character who disobeys the norms, though carries greater knowledge and has mainly been discussed in mythology, folklore, and religious texts, and has consistently been viewed in indigenous context. The trickster is often the anthropomorphic personification of a hidden, allegorical world. Linda M. Morra and Deanna Reder’s Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations, propose that the purpose of every trickster tale is to “[articulate] ambiguous…

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    Often times in stories found by many cultures, a common character is the “trickster”. The trickster is a person whom is prone to getting their way by playing tricks on people. Tricksters can be either gender, and could be the youngest sibling or smallest animal within the folklore. In the book of Genesis, many scholars believe that some form of a trickster or trickery is present and eventually they receive their comeuppance for what they have done. In the book of Genesis, Jacob is first…

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    Trickster Tales and The Coyote Trickster Tales and The Coyote are similar in more ways than one. The two Tales are given a main character. The characters are very similar in some aspects but also very different. The stories convey a message and a thought to carry after completion of the tale. Coyote and Trickster Tales main characters are animals. The animals have human like actions. The spider and coyote talk to their peers and the plot plans to achieve their primary goal. Coyote and…

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    Two approaches that have shaped my thinking are rites of passage and trickster. Rite of passage tales deal with major transitions in life, including birth, puberty, marriage, and death. In order to complete these transitions, a person must first be separated from the past and face a series of challenges before they can finally be reintroduced into society in their new form. Identifying the separation, ordeal, and reintegration stages allows one to determine the when the journey began and was…

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    Suhani Gupta Dr. Brendan Thornton RELI 144H 8 October 2015 African Trickster Tales The tradition of expressing the invincibility of the powerless through the form of the trickster served a major role in African culture. In John W. Roberts’ From Trickster To Badman, African trickster tales are viewed and discussed from different perspectives. For many years, the Europeans considered Africans to be an uncivilized group of people. In Roberts’ article, Thanet claims that the seemingly small and…

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    After reading The Odyssey Book 5-8, it came to my attention that the modern world of today and the classical myths of the past have somewhat different beliefs on what a trickster is all about. The current myth I am going to use come from the movie The Dark Knight(2008), where we are introduced to a trickster known as the Joker. The Joker is a villain who dresses up as a clown and commits crimes. In addition to being a villain he is also consider a criminal mastermind due to his ingenuity when it…

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    Emily Scobee Phyliss Findley AP Language 12 October 2015 Trickster Animals in Native American Folklore Native American folklore is the beliefs, myths, or stories of Native American tribes. Folklore or the act or story telling is used to teach lessons, to help cope with the world, or to explain the origin of something. Often times folklore contains animals that are used to represent trickster. The tricksters are sly animals that device fellow animals for self gain. The most prominent…

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    The Greco-Roman pantheon and the Norse pantheon are extremely similar to one another with similar roles. From Thor to Jupiter to Odin to Hephaestus, the gods in the pantheons. The “trickster” archetype is common throughout both even though it has a more obvious presence in the Norse Pantheon. The honorable warrior and thunder lord archetypes are almost explicitly the same since honorable warriors were at the height of both societies. The main goddesses in both are also extremely similar in their…

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    or any source of media because Shameless was created by Paul Abbott, it is a comedy-drama remake based on the British series. The show centers on a dysfunctional family which consists of six siblings of Chicago, Illinois who struggle with their alcoholic father and estranged mother. Although many reality television shows exist to follow standard entertainment, Shameless can be argued as a modern folklore. The show, Shameless, is able to operate as folklore by qualities and characteristics…

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