A Comparison of Folktales Analytical Essay by shannon

A Comparison of Folktales
A comparison of tales within the Aarne-Thompson tale type 402.
# 45527 | 2,000 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Nov 10, 2003 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

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This paper compares and contrasts the oral tale of "Jack and the Three Feathers", "The Three Feathers", "The Frog's Bridegroom", "Doll i' the Grass", and the "She-Wolf". Commonalities and differences from the tales of the same tale type are found. At the end of the paper, each story is broken into separate stages in the form of an outline. From this, one can easily see the similarities and differences discussed.

From the Paper:

"Jack is also seen in the Norwegian tale titled Doll in the Grass. He takes on the Norwegian name for Jack, "Boots". In this version, Jack is not the stupidest son but the youngest. The brothers note that Boots "isn't fit for anything". The "Jack" character, Boots, uses help from others in this tale as well. The lassie brings Boots to Doll in the Grass, who agrees to marry him and help him fulfill the task given by his father. Luck describes the chance meeting between the lassie and Boots. Boots succeeds in the quest to find the most beautiful bride."

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